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Capricorn Enterprise linking regional industry with Defence Primes/Tier 1 Companies

Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative: Tier 1 Company delivers Local Industry Briefing Capricorn Enterprise is working with all selected Defence Primes/Tier 1 Companies advancing regional industry capability to ensure that industry is not only engaged in the process but the 65%… Read more »

Business Update – May 2018

Business updates – ensure you and your business know the latest grants, opportunities, events, webinars and training occurring in our region – read more. FUNDING/GRANTS Made in Queensland – Closing soon Expression of interest closes 24 May 2018 Eligibility and… Read more »


Incredible news! Not one, but our two local ferry companies, Freedom Fast Cats and Keppel Konnections have both received permits to provide WHALE WATCHING commencing this winter! Freedom Fast Cats have announced their successful whale watching permits with tours to… Read more »

Federal Budget 2018-19

In addition to the major budget items including infrastructure, health and education, last year’s federal budget had a strong focus on small business. This year’s budget has focussed on a number of longer term tax incentives for individuals and SMEs… Read more »

Community celebrated grand opening of Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct

The official opening of the Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct was held on Saturday 5th May 2018, with the community celebrating this historic regional event. The opening event was not only a celebration of the completion of the Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct but… Read more »

Defence Projects – Local Businesses to benefit from CDIC Mentoring Program

In excess of $1.2Billion is to be invested within Shoalwater Bay Military training Area over two separate Infrastructure projects, with Capricorn Enterprise enlisting the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) to support local business. Next week (Tuesday 15th May to… Read more »


Capricorn Enterprise is launching a collection of themed leisure trails designed at enhancing visitors’ experiences during Beef Australia.   The trails were created to help local businesses capitalise on major events like Beef Australia and increase visitor expenditure.  They are… Read more »


Pumpkin Island’s very own Pumpkin Xpress vessel is the 100th to join the ‘Last Straw’ campaign, pledging to never use single-use plastic straws again. Vessels as far north as Thursday Island  have committed to this campaign. The campaign aims to… Read more »

‘The Hub’ official opening marks a significant step forward for Livingstone Shire

Marking a monumental day for Livingstone Shire, local dignitaries and community members gathered on Monday 30th April 2018 to officially open the newly-completed Centre of Excellence for Disaster Management, Innovation and Community Resilience (The Hub). Mayor Bill Ludwig was joined… Read more »

Shoalwater Bay Defence Projects a Major Impetus for Regional Business

Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area Remediation Project April 30th 2018 will long be acknowledged as a significant date for local industry with the announcement by Federal Defence Minister The Hon Marise Payne MP that the Shoalwater Bay Remediation Project (>$130M)… Read more »