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nbn Announces 3 Year Construction Plan

Late last week the nbn™ released its three-year construction plan, outlining all the areas in Queensland that are set to be in construction by September 2018. This is huge news for business in our region, with over 1.5 million additional premises in Queensland… Read more »

The Magic of Byfield

A visit to Byfield is always a wonderful experience, but to stay overnight with great friends, entertained by Marto’s incredible song range really creates special memories. Exactly eight (8) months after TC Marcia threw her full force onto this serene… Read more »

Capricorn Resort Yeppoon Changes

Accor will cease the Management of Capricorn Resort Yeppoon on 31st October 2015 – this follows the removal of the Mercure branding last month The resort’s owner, Iwasaki Sangyo Australia will manage the resort from 1st November 2015 Mr Ross… Read more »

DestinationQ in Townsville

Now in its fourth very successful year, DestinationQ, the annual state tourism forum was held in Townsville last week.  I was joined by great advocates from right across our Capricorn region in Mayor Bill Ludwig and James Gallagher from LSC,… Read more »

Major Southern Great Barrier Reef Campaign Goes Live!

This week, our major Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) campaign for 2015/16 has been launched, produced in partnership between Tourism and Events Queensland, Capricorn Enterprise (CE), Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited (GAPDL), and Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism (BNBT). Local… Read more »

CQ In the National Spotlight

Today’s Australian newspaper includes a 12 page special report on Central Queensland.  This was co-ordinated by Capricorn Enterprise Economic Development Unit (Neil Lethlean, ED Manager) and the publishers, Cooper McKenzie Marketing. The national audience is 492,000 with circulation of 104,165…. Read more »

Convention Centre/Stadium key to Economic Growth as part of Rockhampton City/Riverfront Master Plan

The Convention Centre as stage one of the Convention Centre/Stadium is key to Rockhampton’s economic growth and is an integral part of the overall master planning required for the city’s riverfront redevelopment according to Capricorn Enterprise, the region’s peak tourism… Read more »

SALT Yeppoon Update

With the scaffold now coming down, the public response to Salt’s external design has been fantastic.  A clear indication has been the recent sales results, with over $4M worth of apartments going to contract in the last six weeks. The work… Read more »

Building Capricorn Tourism Ambassadors

On Thursday September 3 a group of front line tourism staff from Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast accommodation houses and tourism operations familiarised themselves with some of the region’s key hero experiences. The activity was designed to increase participant’s awareness of… Read more »

High Growth Business Program Delivered for Local Businesses

Twenty nine (29) businesses from Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast will participate in the first ever delivery of the High Growth Business Program – Economic Gardening CQ. The inaugural Program, which commences next week, is the first of its kind… Read more »