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Spotlight shines on selfless Yeppoon resident

Following months of ongoing bad luck battling bushfires, storms and now a pandemic, grateful Bungundarra resident, Justine Hodges was full of cheer after discovering she was the first winner of Capricorn Enterprise’s ‘Dreaming of the Future’ competition. The competition, which… Read more »

Celebrating the fuel that powers the Capricorn Coast

A day in the life of a Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre volunteer is full of cheer, bellies brimming with laughter and a hearty communal love for promoting everything fabulous about our incredible destination. The busy 31 year-old information hub,… Read more »

Fitzroy Basin Water Plan consultation

The Queensland Government wants to maximise the benefits of the Rookwood Weir project by bringing this new infrastructure into the region’s water planning framework. On 29 April 2020, the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy released the notice of… Read more »

Small business can apply for $10,000 – first in best dressed, so be quick!

Under the $100 Million Small Business Adaption Grant Program, small businesses can apply for a grant of up to $10,000. Grants can be used for: financial, legal and other professions marketing and communications activities (I am investigating this to see… Read more »

Public ferries return to Great Keppel Island from this Friday 22nd May

Following months of suspended public services, two key ferry operators to Great Keppel Island are today preparing their plans to return to the high seas from this Friday (22nd May), following their stamp of approval from State Government to resume… Read more »

Local tourism industry fears the slow road to recovery

Whilst the staggered easing of restrictions announced by State Government earlier this week was initially received as a welcome step in the right direction for many, not everyone has found cause for celebration. As tourism and private sector operators nervously… Read more »

Fun Over Fifty – Southern Great Barrier Reef Tour launched

Are you fabulously over fifty and ready to take the trip of a lifetime to experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef? Fun Over Fifty has launched the first of 13 new tours for 2021, starting with a 9-day tour which… Read more »

New look Cabinet for Queenslanders for COVID-19 recovery

The new look Cabinet has been unveiled with Steven Miles appointed Deputy Premier. Minister Miles would also retain the critical Health and Ambulance Services portfolio after leading Queensland through the COVID-19 crisis. Minister Kate Jones will assume responsibility for State… Read more »

Coast tourism operators refuse to sit idle during COVID-19 confinement

Whilst the global pandemic has had a huge impact on our local tourism industry, some Capricorn Coast business operators are choosing to embrace the positive side of slower living, and pushing their ‘backburner’ jobs to the front on the cue… Read more »

Launch of new multi-media campaign inspires locals to book now and holiday soon!

“There is no question that when a tourist comes and visits a destination, those dollars get spread right through the economy.’ – Grant Cassidy, Empire Apartment Hotel We have proved in the past that strong roots weather the toughest storms,… Read more »