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Keppel Bay Convention and Sporting Hub

The proposed Keppel Bay Convention and Sporting Hub (KBCSH) could commence as early as this year. Keppel Bay Sailing Club is calling for local Members and the community to show their support for the development to help make it a… Read more »

Local Finance Brokers State Finalists for Industry Awards

If simply being nominated is considered an honour, then local Full Service Finance Brokerage, Centrepoint Finance Yeppoon, being a State Finalist in 2 categories for the industry awards is certainly an even greater honour. Being compared to much larger metropolitan… Read more »

Team effort for growth pays off!

Team Effort for Tourism Growth Pays Off! Earlier this month, Tourism Research Australia (TRA) released the official IVS (International Visitor Survey) and NVS (National Visitor Survey) data to the year ending September 2018, which revealed some fantastic growth for Queensland… Read more »

International Visitor Growth doesn’t “just happen”

International Visitors right across our Capricorn region and greater Southern Great Barrier Reef destination have continued to grow over the past few years, with one of the highest regional percentage growth rates in Queensland. Whilst international numbers from our key… 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 »

Record event funding support for Capricorn Region!

Five (5) events in the Capricorn region have secured funding in Round 11 of QDEP (Qld Destination Events Program), funding provided thanks to the State government via Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ). Capricorn Enterprise chief executive Mary Carroll said “Capricorn… 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 »

Regional Workforce Strategy – A collaborative initiative for the Capricorn Region

A draft framework to progress the adoption of a Regional Workforce Strategy has been distributed to  key partners and associated groups as a result of last week’s ‘Developing a Regional Workforce Forum”. Hosted by Capricorn Enterprise, the breakfast forum secured… Read more »

6 important Facebook contest tips

And the winner is… Social Media Competitions! On the face of it, running a Facebook contest sounds so easy: Let your customers know you’re giving away a prize and wait for them to fill your social feed with comments. However,… Read more »

Recommendations made: Parliamentary Inquiry into how the mining sector can support businesses in regional communities

The Parliamentary Committee tasked with undertaking the national inquiry of “How the mining sector can support businesses in regional communities” has handed down its interim report incorporating twenty one (21) recommendations. Read the full Report: Keep it in the regions… Read more »