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Sod turn to kick off construction of new Bunnings Warehouse at Capricorn Coast Homemaker Centre

Australian property developers, Gibb Group are delighted to announce the commencement of construction for the multi-million-dollar Bunnings Warehouse Yeppoon at the Capricorn Coast’s Homemaker Centre. The first sod was turned on Wednesday 14th October, marking the latest project for Yeppoon… Read more »

The Great Reef Census

Join Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef for the Journey Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef have launched the Great Reef Census; a world-first citizen science effort to survey the Great Barrier Reef!  Take a look at the launch video… Read more »

Tourism Australia Domestic Campaign Launch – Australians urged to book a holiday at home to drive tourism boost

Tourism Australia has launched the next iteration of the Holiday Here This Year campaign. The Holiday Here This Year campaign was launched in January 2020 to support the bushfire recovery by urging Australians to take a domestic holiday and provide… Read more »

September boom for the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre

As the Capricorn Coast rapidly rebuilds momentum in the tourism space following the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, a total of 2071 holiday makers (an increase of 667 compared to the same period in 2019 which welcomed 1404 visitors) checked… Read more »

Federal Budget 2020-21

As the Economic Recovery Plan for Australia to create jobs, rebuild our economy and secure Australia’s future, the Federal Budget 2020-21 was delivered by the Treasurer on Tuesday 6th October 2020. Whilst all budgets attract both support and criticism from… Read more »

CQUniversity ‘Island Classroom’ established via partnership with GKI Hideaway

Great Keppel Island Hideaway – one of the largest generators of tourists on the Southern Great Barrier Reef – has signed a unique partnership agreement creating an island base for CQUniversity – one of Regional Australia’s largest training, education, and… Read more »

Applications open – COVID-19 International Tourism Adaption Grant (sole traders may be eligible) 

The COVID-19 International Tourism Adaption Grant is now open. This grant supports regional businesses that have suffered losses of income because of international travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers grants between $2,000 – $10,000 per applicant… Read more »

Welcome to the 2020-21 Capricorn Enterprise Board of Directors and Committee Members

Following the Capricorn Enterprise Annual General Meeting last Thursday, 1st October, we would like to congratulate Chairman Derek Lightfoot and Deputy Chairman Bob Pleash on their re-election. Directors of the Board, Max Hogan, Helen Schweikert and Chris Harris, who retired… Read more »

The TODAY Show once again wowed by our destination

Following three days of successful and well-received live crosses a fortnight ago from Yeppoon, Byfield and Great Keppel Island, the Channel 9 crew from the popular TODAY Show were inspired to return to the region and capture even more of… Read more »

Capricorn Enterprise Annual Major Projects Forum

Thursday October 29th – Frenchville Sports Club This year’s Major Projects Forum features a broad range of presentations that will inform a broad spectrum of regional industry leaders. Taking place at Frenchville Sports Club in Rockhampton, the normally 220-strong event… Read more »