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Plastic Free Places hits 11 million pieces of Single Use Plastics Removed

In the five years since its inception, the Plastic Free Places (PFP) program, run by the Boomerang Alliance, has eliminated, or removed over 11 million single use takeaway plastic items from use. That includes plastic straws, cutlery, coffee cups, lids,… Read more »

Unemployment rates falling across the region

Advertise your vacancies on the Work in Central Queensland platform As unemployment across the Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton region dropped to 5.1% in December 2021, a rate not seen in more than 10 years, finding the right employee for your… Read more »

Poinciana on point with new upgrades

Poinciana Tourist Park, centrally located in Cooee Bay, Yeppoon, has long been an ideal stop for big rigs, caravans, campervans, tents, and those seeking basic cabin accommodation. But since changing hands in 2021, the Park has undergone significant changes, taking… Read more »

A new partnership to promote, present and protect our natural assets

Nature and tourism go hand in hand. Our international and domestic visitors are increasingly seeking wide open spaces and experiences that bring them closer to the natural environment. From our savannahs to our rainforests and Great Barrier Reef, the importance of… Read more »

Regional Economic Update

Learn and Connect Lunch Scheduled as a business luncheon on 29th of April, our Regional Economic Update features Regional Development Australia Central and Western Queensland’s Strategic Regional Plan, along with the opportunity to engage with Windlab following Dr Andrew Forrest’s… Read more »

QTIC Summary of the 2022-23 Federal Budget

Workforce and skills support Measures to improve workforce shortages and skills training With unemployment so low and businesses grappling with a tight labour market, the federal government has introduced a new $2.8 billion investment to support apprenticeships. New apprentices in priority… Read more »

Stanwell commits CQ’s hydrogen future

The future is looking clean for Central Queensland with Queensland Government owned energy company, Stanwell Corporation signing the Central Queensland Statement of Cooperation today. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said commitments like this help to propel… Read more »

Fire up your engines this Easter in Rockhampton

Tyres will burn, street drags will take over the city, and drifting champs will send it sideways at the greatest horsepower party Rockhampton has ever seen. Get fired up for three days of high-octane automotive awesomeness over the 2022 Easter… Read more »

Entrepreneurial Focus for TAFE QLD

In a drive to support Queensland business, TAFE Qld Small Business Solutions has released a new business mentoring program, designed to assist small business owners with building a profitable & sustainable business. Replacing the previous Cert IV in Small Business… Read more »

Good news for Regional Australia

Funding boost for NBN fixed wireless services On Tuesday 22nd March, the Australian Government announced a significant $480 million investment in the nbn® Fixed Wireless network, as well as committing an additional $270 million to a program which will help… Read more »