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The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs

The strategy includes: Maintain infrastructure investment at more than $50 billion over the next four years A $400 million Accelerated Works Program to deliver new road, bridge and pavement sealing works across the state; A further $200 million in 2020-21… Read more »

Local accommodation and tour operators’ urgent appeal for community support

Pay now, stay later… It’s a phrase currently sprinkled throughout modern-day business marketing, but with Coronavirus placing our region’s vital small business sector under immense strain, the urgency of this call-to-action has now turned to a desperate and necessary measure…. Read more »

Keeping the Air Fair – critical to post COVID-19 business, tourism and community

With COVID-19 currently grounding 80% of the world’s aircraft, leaving two major Australian airlines with their wings clipped, Capricorn Enterprise is calling on Local, State and Federal political leaders to support both of the key local airline carriers who are… Read more »

Temporarily closed businesses

Updated 13 May 2020 This page is no longer being updated. Click on the links for further information about businesses reopening from 15th May (Stage 1) or from 12th June (Stage 2). Scroll down for a list of the businesses… Read more »

Accommodation sector suffers losses into new financial year

Following a bumper December/January period for many accommodation providers in the region, the spread of coronavirus is now threatening to make the coming year the worst-performing, leaving local operators grappling with the fallout. With our upcoming Easter period and peak… Read more »

Information for businesses – COVID-19

Updated 8 June 2020 COVID-19 hub – Queensland Government website including health advice, essential information, travel restrictions, care army and business resources. Roadmap to easing restrictions (1/6/2020), FAQ Stage 1, FAQ Stage 2 business and facility activity, NEW Stage 3,… Read more »

Shoalwater Bay project remains a shining light

Amid the current doom and gloom surrounding our region, Laing O’Rourke is continuing to deliver the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) Facilities Project at Shoalwater Bay, calling for expressions of interest from local businesses who can contribute to the project…. Read more »

Local businesses announce closure due to COVID-19

With widespread closure of businesses being enforced over the past days, the Capricorn region has been inundated with the temporary reduction of hundreds of business services as they shut their doors until the Coronavirus curve is flattened. Corporations, business owners… Read more »

$4 billion package to support health, jobs, households and Queensland businesses

“Our $300 million household relief package will give Queensland households $200 off their utility bills, building on the $50 asset dividend we have already announced. “Our society will go through the most difficult period most of us have ever experienced,… Read more »