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CQ In the National Spotlight

Today’s Australian newspaper includes a 12 page special report on Central Queensland.  This was co-ordinated by Capricorn Enterprise Economic Development Unit (Neil Lethlean, ED Manager) and the publishers, Cooper McKenzie Marketing. The national audience is 492,000 with circulation of 104,165…. Read more »

Convention Centre/Stadium key to Economic Growth as part of Rockhampton City/Riverfront Master Plan

The Convention Centre as stage one of the Convention Centre/Stadium is key to Rockhampton’s economic growth and is an integral part of the overall master planning required for the city’s riverfront redevelopment according to Capricorn Enterprise, the region’s peak tourism… Read more »

SALT Yeppoon Update

With the scaffold now coming down, the public response to Salt’s external design has been fantastic.  A clear indication has been the recent sales results, with over $4M worth of apartments going to contract in the last six weeks. The work… Read more »

Building Capricorn Tourism Ambassadors

On Thursday September 3 a group of front line tourism staff from Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast accommodation houses and tourism operations familiarised themselves with some of the region’s key hero experiences. The activity was designed to increase participant’s awareness of… Read more »

High Growth Business Program Delivered for Local Businesses

Twenty nine (29) businesses from Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast will participate in the first ever delivery of the High Growth Business Program – Economic Gardening CQ. The inaugural Program, which commences next week, is the first of its kind… Read more »

Best Chance for Water Infrastructure is Now!

The best chance for critical water infrastructure for CQ is now, according to the region’s peak economic development Organisation, Capricorn Enterprise. The construction of the Eden Bann and Rookwood Weirs on the Fitzroy River to develop our agricultural industry is… Read more »

Yeppoon VIC Welcomes New Supervisor

This week, Capricorn Enterprise welcomes our newly appointed full-time Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Supervisor! Leanne Smith is well known in our local community having held the role as President of the Keppel Coasts Arts Council (KAC) for the… Read more »

Department of State Development Welcomes New Regional Director

Richard Austin has been appointed as the new Regional Director for the Department of State Development covering the Fitzroy & Central West region. Richard replaces Phil Henry who retired last week to the good life on the Capricorn Coast. Richard… Read more »

Visitor Growth to Year Ending June 2015!

IVS (International Visitor Survey) data to year ending June 2015 has today revealed an increase of 11% visitor growth to the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination which includes the Capricorn region (Rockhampton, Capricorn Coast, Central Highlands) compared to the previous… Read more »

New Video Showcases Capricorn Coast

Capricorn Enterprise has created a new promotional video featuring the Capricorn Coast. The video, presented by local talent Kimberley Busteed, was created as part of our economic recovery activity post TC Marcia, to showcase the area to both potential tourism… Read more »