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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 »

Relief and recovery update

It’s been a challenging time over the past 10 days with heatwaves, bushfires and storms affecting our communities and some businesses.  For the latest information on current weather conditions, visit The Queensland Government Disasters and alerts webpage is a… Read more »

Developing a Regional Workforce: Proactively planning for employment growth

Following on from the highly successful and informative November 8th Major Projects Forum, where major infrastructure projects and proposed timelines were discussed, this morning’s Developing a Regional Workforce Breakfast was an opportunity for business and industry to review and prepare for… Read more »

2018 Industry Celebration Night

Celebrating 30 years of the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre; Pioneers of Industry who have operated their businesses consecutively for 20 years or more; congratulating local business and individual Award Winners; acknowledging Best of Queensland Pilot Program top score recipients;… Read more »


New Year’s Eve is often the biggest celebration of the year and enjoying the evening in easy-going Capricorn style is an experience the whole family can enjoy. There are plenty of places to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018/19 and with… Read more »

BHP and Peabody Energy move to 30-day payment terms from December 1st

The news this week that both BHP and Peabody Energy were moving to 30-day payment terms is great news for regional industry – allowing businesses to trade under normal trading conditions without the added cost of securing short term finance!… Read more »

Accommodation performance – it’s all in the numbers

Capricorn Enterprise would like to introduce you to Paul Hammond at STR. STR are the leading source for accommodation performance data in Australia and through the Australian Accommodation Monitor provide to you: Free bespoke benchmark reports which compare your performance… Read more »