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6 Major Tourism Trends for 2016

In a recent TripBarometer study conducted on behalf of TripAdvisor by independent research firm Ipsos, forty-four thousand (44,000) travellers and hoteliers responded about their plans for 2016 which revealed six (6) major trends. Trend #1 – Seeking new experiences In… Read more »


CQUniversity continues to go from strength to strength and I am honoured to have been a Governor in Council (Board Member)  for the past three years.  As we enter another exciting new year, the following summary of achievements for 2015… Read more »

Economic Gardening “High Growth Business Program” registrations extended to 27 January 2016

Business Registrations for the upcoming “High Growth Business Program”  – scheduled to commence late March – have been extended to Wednesday January 27th. Due to the financial support of both Livingstone and Rockhampton Council’s, and anticipated funding via the Industry… Read more »

Information session: National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF)

Round 3 of the NSRF opens on 15 January 2016. The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development invites potential applicants to an information session on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 from 9am to 10:30am at The Edge Apartment Hotel, 102 Victoria… Read more »

2015 Festive Season is Here!

This weekend is MASSIVE!  Our community has plenty to celebrate with the news that the Yeppoon Foreshore has just been awarded an additional $10 Million and the Rockhampton Riverfront redevelopment another $7 Million from the Federal government – what a… Read more »

Directors of Capricorn Enterprise Appointed at AGM

Congratulations to the incoming Board of Directors for 2015/16, appointed at the Capricorn Enterprise Annual General Meeting today. Graham Scott, Calibre Consulting – Chairman Geoff Murphy, JM Kelly Group of Companies (and CQNRL Bid Chair) – Deputy Chairman Steve Leighton,… Read more »

Capricorn Enterprise Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 6th October 2015

Capricorn Enterprise Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 6th October 2015 – 12noon Empire Apartment Hotel Conference Centre, Rockhampton RSVP’s essential – PLEASE CLICK HERE Members must be financial to be eligible to nominate and also to vote.  If you cannot… Read more »

Department of State Development Welcomes New Regional Director

Richard Austin has been appointed as the new Regional Director for the Department of State Development covering the Fitzroy & Central West region. Richard replaces Phil Henry who retired last week to the good life on the Capricorn Coast. Richard… Read more »