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QTIC: 2019-20 Federal Budget announcement

This election budget, perhaps not surprisingly, offers a broad range of positives, including a boost to consumer confidence from substantial income tax relief for many Australians, which should be good news for domestic tourism. Some of the headline infrastructure spend… Read more »

School holiday fun in the Capricorn Region in April 2019

Looking for variety these school holidays – we have got you covered. Discover the fun with kite flying, comic book conventions, climbing walls, train rides, animal feeding or even become a mini-meteorologist!  Your April school holidays are sure to be… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Date Claimer: Tourism & Events Qld Great Barrier Reef Roadshow Wednesday 6th February 2019

Tourism can change the way people think and engage with the Great Barrier Reef by giving them direct, personal access. Collectively, we have the power to promote a united GBR tourism message via visitors, media and travel trade and increase… Read more »

Baga regains its ancient name … officially

A small national park, which includes a volcanic plug north-east of Rockhampton, has officially regained its original name Baga, replacing a deeply offensive name connected to segregation laws in the US. Member for Keppel and Assistant Education Minister Brittany Lauga… Read more »

Presentation to DestinationQ – Local Government & Tourism Masterclass by Laureth Rumble Pumpkin Island

Hello everyone. Thank you for this opportunity to talk about our journey to sustainability as a business based in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. I am certainly very grateful to be able to share some of the lessons we… Read more »

Ambitious plan to save 10,000 lives

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service are addressing the smoking prevalence and its related health effects among Central Queenslanders with an ambitious plan to save 10,000 lives from smoking-related deaths by the year 2030.  Smoking is the leading cause of… Read more »

New Queensland Government Cabinet announced

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the Cabinet for her second term. The Cabinet will be: •             Premier and Minister for Trade – Annastacia Palaszczuk •             Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships – Jackie Trad… Read more »