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Queensland-based Kiwis share how to ride the reunion bubble in Queensland

After 394 days of international lockdown,* there’s a lot to celebrate when the first flights between New Zealand and Australia launch on April 18, 2021. And it comes as no surprise that visiting friends and relatives – a sector that… Read more »

2021 Capricorn Major Projects Update Industry Networking Event a great success

Thanks to collaboration between Capricorn Enterprise and Fitzroy Basin Association, a full house of 150 attendees joined local contractors and associated industry experts to learn more about major regional projects last Thursday 25th March in another successful networking event. Guests… Read more »

National data confirms the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination as a holiday hotspot

Tourism Research Australia data for the year ending December 2020 released this morning revealed that the Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) destination has performed exceptionally well despite the ongoing effects of COVID-19 to the Queensland and Australian tourism industry. The… Read more »

Beef Australia – Seal of Approval Program

Applications are now open for local businesses partnering with Beef Australia to receive the Beef Australia ‘Seal of Approval’, which aims to highlight exceptional beef retailers and restauranteurs across the destination. The program, open to venues in Rockhampton and across… Read more »

Capricorn Enterprise urges the community to holiday local this Easter and support local businesses

#visitcapricorn #southerngreatbarrierreef #sandstonewilderness #supportlocalbuylocal  As the COVID-19 pandemic once again disrupts the tourism industry, Capricorn Enterprise is urging locals to consider taking their long weekend or school holiday breaks in their own backyard if they haven’t yet made or have… Read more »

Regional Australia Institute Regions Rising Conference

Launch of “Move to More” Campaign A strong CQ contingency amongst 300 delegates attended last week’s Regions Rising Conference in Canberra, hosted by the Regional Australia Institute. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack officially launched the $5M two year national “Move to More”… Read more »

Vale Peter Brown

A Pioneer of Industry and a passionate advocate for the Sapphire Gemfields, Peter Brown’s legacy will be celebrated for many decades to come. “The moment I held that stone up to the sun and saw a deep vibrant royal blue colour… Read more »

Grants to help Queensland export businesses grow overseas

A new grants program has opened aimed at helping Queensland export businesses better sell their products online to overseas customers. The new $400,000 E-commerce Grants Program will offer up to $10,000 to Queensland exporters that already have an e-commerce deal… Read more »

Plastic Free Places Program

Assistance to transition to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics The Queensland Government has recently passed legislation to ban certain single-use plastic items from September 1, 2021. These are: straws: regular straws, flexible straws, straws with a scoop, cocktail straws and… Read more »

Going Places with Ernie Dingo – Capricorn Coast episode

Aussie icon Ernie Dingo recently spent some time exploring our geographically diverse location, meeting many long-term locals who love where they live. Ernie chatted with Bob Muir on Woppa (Great Keppel Island), hearing about the culture and traditions of the… Read more »