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Australian Infrastructure Plan released – Weirs in the pipeline!

Following yesterday’s visit by Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Barnaby Joyce, today’s release by the Federal government of their fifteen year (15) “Australian Infrastructure Plan”, reveals we are a step closer to the development of Eden… Read more »

SGBR Campaign Under Way

This week we welcome the Hon Kate Jones, Minister for Tourism and Minister for Education to our destination for the official opening of Salt Yeppoon combined with our Capricorn Enterprise Members Networking night, attended by over 150 people! Congratulations to… Read more »

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 »