Latest News

Queensland coal – 15 facts you need to know

Queensland Coal and the mining sector are important, not just to our region, but as the economic powerhouse of the state and nation. From the people directly employed in the industry, contributions to community organisations and direct spend in the local… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef Visitors Increasing!

TRA (Tourism Research Australia) notified Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) today that the National Visitor Survey (NVS) data for YE December 2018 is going to be released at 12.01am Saturday 20 April. The NVS snapshot and Tourism Data Explorer will… Read more »

Queensland Coal – The Facts

Regrettably, the old parable “never let the truth get in the way of a good story” (attributed to Mark Twain) applies when we consider the volume of problematic media material that is being generated by a variety of sources on… Read more »

Major Amendment to the Rockhampton Regional Council Planning Scheme – Open for Public Consultation

The Major Amendment to the Rockhampton Regional Planning Scheme is now in the public consultation period until COB Friday 17th May 2019. The Major Amendment and all relevant supporting information / links can be found on Council’s Engagement website, via… Read more »

Selling our destination to the world! Annual Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE)

Tourism Australia’s Annual Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), which is Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event, is in Perth celebrating its 40th year this week! The event brings together Australian tourism businesses, and tourism wholesalers and retailers from around the world… Read more »

A region on the rise!

Our region is on the rise with the latest statistical releases from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (registered businesses and population) and the Department of Employment (employment) painting a positive picture for the Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton region. With a… Read more »

52 Capricorn Tourism businesses Best in Queensland!

It’s official – 52 local tourism businesses from across the Tropic of Capricorn (29 Capricorn Coast, 17 Rockhampton, 6 Central Highlands) have been named as 2019 Best Of Queensland Experiences!  The Best of Queensland Experiences Program is an innovative approach… Read more »

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 »

Federal Budget 2019-20 – May Federal Election touted

Last night’s Federal Budget 2019/20 dubbed by the Treasurer as “back in the black and Australia is back on track,” paves the way for an interesting Federal Election campaign.  Rather than being debated and passed in Parliament this week, the Budget is essentially the blue-print… Read more »

Strong membership support reflects confidence in region!

Capricorn Enterprise business and industry membership continues to remain strong with our Organisation welcoming nearly 50 New Members to date this financial year (5 Gold, 1 Silver, 15 Bronze and 27 Small Business Members). Thanks to new and existing Members,… Read more »