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Southern Great Barrier Reef gaining overseas momentum

We are fortunate that there are so many beautiful clean, green and safe destinations in Australia for our overseas visitors to enjoy a whole range of experiences –  but it all makes for very strong competition! However, our point of… Read more »

Strong membership growth reflects confidence in region

Capricorn Enterprise business and industry membership continues to remain strong with our organisation welcoming a number of new economic development members during this financial year, including those listed below. Absolute Waste Betta Demolition and Asbestos Butler Partners (Regional) Pty Ltd… Read more »

NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK

Capricorn Enterprise is supporting National Road Safety Week 2019, being held from 6 to 12 May. CEO Mary Carroll, along with local business, sporting and political leaders, was at The Hall State School crossing yesterday (Tuesday, 7th May) morning, operating… Read more »

Diverse line up of events across the Tropic of Capricorn

From Twilight Tastings to Triathlons, and pinot to precious stones, the Capricorn region has such a diverse range of events you’ll find yourself sipping, savouring, singing, and sporting your way through this beautiful part of the Southern Great Barrier Reef…. Read more »

Keppel Bay Convention and Sporting Hub receives $20 Million commitment!

The construction of a 1000 seat Convention Centre for the Rockhampton/Capricorn Coast region was identified in 2010 as a Regional Priority Project, reiterated in our 2014-2920 Capricorn Destination Tourism Plan and is now a reality with this week’s Federal government… Read more »

Capricorn Holidays website – the single source for local events

Did you know that the Capricorn Holidays website uses comprehensive software to pull events from over 100 sources? The “What’s On” page is your guide to what’s happening in your local area – concerts, sporting events, shows, expos, exhibitions and much more…. Read more »

Queensland coal – 15 facts you need to know

Queensland Coal and the mining sector are important, not just to our region, but as the economic powerhouse of the state and nation. From the people directly employed in the industry, contributions to community organisations and direct spend in the local… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef Visitors Increasing!

TRA (Tourism Research Australia) notified Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) today that the National Visitor Survey (NVS) data for YE December 2018 is going to be released at 12.01am Saturday 20 April. The NVS snapshot and Tourism Data Explorer will… Read more »

Queensland Coal – The Facts

Regrettably, the old parable “never let the truth get in the way of a good story” (attributed to Mark Twain) applies when we consider the volume of problematic media material that is being generated by a variety of sources on… Read more »

Major Amendment to the Rockhampton Regional Council Planning Scheme – Open for Public Consultation

The Major Amendment to the Rockhampton Regional Planning Scheme is now in the public consultation period until COB Friday 17th May 2019. The Major Amendment and all relevant supporting information / links can be found on Council’s Engagement website, via… Read more »