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CQ businesses reap up to $4 million in design phase of Shoalwater Bay expansion

Central Queensland businesses are already benefiting from the economic opportunities being generated by the expansion of the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area under the $2 Billion Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI). Sixteen companies from Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone and surrounds have been participating in… Read more »

Queensland Destination Events Program – Round 13 opens next week

Applications for the 13th round of destination event funding will open from Wed 27 March, closing Wed 26 June, for events held between January 2020 – January 2021. Events play a key role in fostering regional tourism and economic development and events can be… Read more »

Little Grey Box return to their “Best Australian Destination” – Yeppoon

Two of Australia’s top travel bloggers, Phoebe and Matt from Little Grey Box returned to our destination after first visiting 18 months ago. Hosted by Capricorn Enterprise, Little Grey Box are our favourite influencers, who have an audience of 60,000… Read more »

Keppel Bay Convention & Sporting Hub – help turn a vision into reality

Keppel Bay Sailing Club a not-for-profit community club has a vision for the future which focuses on bringing more jobs, a stronger economy and increased tourism to the Capricorn Coast with the proposed Keppel Bay Convention & Sporting Hub.  The proposed development… Read more »

Step Outside with Paul Burt!

Popular 7 Network Australia Coastal Expert and Weather Presenter Paul Burt has launched his new fishing show “Step Outside with Paul Burt” and our destination is featured this Sunday 17th March at 3pm on 7mate (TV number 73). We hosted Paul… Read more »

Major upgrade for Stanage Bay boat ramp

Capricorn Coast boaties will reel in delight with a planned $2.1 million upgrade to the Stanage Bay boat ramp.  Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said work is due to commence following the Easter school holidays, and is scheduled… Read more »

National Tourism Award Wins for Capricorn Caves and Fun Over Fifty!

Congratulations to our Capricorn Caves team for wining SILVER for Tourist Attraction category and to Fun Over Fifty for winning GOLD for Eco-Tourism at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards last Friday night in Launceston, Tasmania! We are so proud of… Read more »

Queensland coal mining futures

From a regional Queensland perspective, recent announcements by the Qld State Treasurer re future mining jobs within the Coal Industry and the requirement to implement a strategy to “retrain coal workers” require clarification particularly as it relates to a) what… Read more »

Local businesses compete for National Tourism Awards!

Empire Apartment Hotel (Deluxe Accommodation), Capricorn Caves (Tourist Attraction) and Fun Over Fifty (Eco-Tourism) tour company are all in the running to win Gold at the National Tourism Awards this Friday night in Tasmania! The Ultimate Guide to Driving the… Read more »

Volunteers receive Gold Class treatment!

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Fun Over Fifty, our wonderful volunteers from the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre this week have been treated to a three day familiarisation of the Discovery Coast (Agnes Water/Town of 1770). Fun Over Fifty… Read more »