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Join Plastic Free CQ

Plastic Free CQ has been busy working with current members and inducting new members into the program. The single-use ban for plastic cutlery, plates & bowls, polystyrene cups and clamshell containers came into effect on the 1st September 2021. Many… Read more »

New Tourism and hospitality support

Tourist industry leaders have welcomed $40 million in additional support for Queensland tourism and hospitality businesses hardest hit by a major loss of trade because of Covid-19 lockdowns. Queensland tourism and hospitality businesses may be eligible for grants of up… Read more »

Half hour special! Capricorn Coast and Islands on show as Channel 7’s Sydney Weekender keeps the dream alive

While COVID has quashed the ability for those south of the Queensland border to spend time exploring our beautiful Southern Great Barrier Reef, the Queensland-based team from Sydney Weekender have spent four (4) days filming on the Capricorn Coast and… Read more »

Capricorn Enterprise site visit to the two major defence projects in our region

This week Capricorn Enterprise conducted a site visit to the two major defence projects in our region: the Australia Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) and the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area (SBMTA) Remediation Project. The scale and logistics of these… Read more »

GMRMPA and QPWS Tourism Management Action Strategy

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (Authority) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service are proud to release the final Tourism Management Action Strategy (Strategy). Through both targeted and public consultation phases, the Strategy benefited from a number of submissions… Read more »

First concrete pours underway for Rookwood Weir

Queensland’s largest water infrastructure project is starting to rise out of the Fitzroy River, with the first concrete pours for the foundations of the Rockwood Weir commencing last week. This marks another major construction milestone for the $367.2 million project,… Read more »

Diversity of Great Keppel Island impresses Queensland Weekender

The Capricorn Coast and Islands were back in the spotlight last week, as Channel 7’s Queensland Weekender landed on the Southern Great Barrier Reef for two days of filming. Basing themselves at Oshen Apartments Yeppoon, the crew spent their first… Read more »

Major Projects Forum 2021 – An Impressive lineup of speakers

Register Capricorn Enterprise is pleased to announce further additions to the stellar line up of speakers for the Major Projects Forum on 28th October 2021 at the Frenchville Sports Club. The impressive list of speakers includes Carly Irving (Yurika, Ergon… Read more »

Best in Business 2021: Celebrating Business Excellence

Have you nominated a business yet? Nominate here The inaugural Best in Business Awards, hosted in partnership by Capricorn Enterprise and the Capricornia Chamber of Commerce, will highlight our exceptional industry business drivers who are using innovation and expertise to… Read more »

Central Queensland Highlands businesses celebrated at night of nights

The mood in the room was electric at the 2021 Central Queensland Highlands Business Excellence Awards held on Saturday 11th September in Emerald. From a jam-packed program of entertainment to a magnificently styled venue brimming with laughter and community spirit… Read more »