Livingstone Shire Council - Latest News

So what’s in a (Local Government Authority) Name?

Across Queensland there have been a variety of changes to the name of various local governments to better reflect localities and support destination branding. In regards to the Gold Coast City Council, in 1958 the main reason that the name… Read more »

25 Million Reasons for a Great Keppel Island Jetty!

250 current jobs and the generation of one quarter of the Capricorn Coast’s economy ($25Million) because of Great Keppel Island, is reason enough for the State government to invest in the construction of a Jetty and barge ramp for the destination’s hero… Read more »

Great Keppel Island injects $25 million, 250 jobs into local economy….AND COUNTING!

The region’s peak tourism and economic development Organisation has today released key findings of a detailed report which reveals the substantive current and future economic significance of Great Keppel Island (GKI) to the Capricorn Coast region/Livingstone Shire LGA. National economics… Read more »

Capricorn Caves Lights up with the Summer Solstice Spectacle

As the festive season approaches, Capricorn Caves embraces the spirit of celebration, not just for Christmas and New Year but also for the mesmerizing phenomenon of the Summer Solstice.   Capricorn Caves, located just 23km from the city of Rockhampton, celebrates… Read more »

Impressive growth in Livingstone Shire paves the way forward for strategic planning

Livingstone Shire is well and truly making its mark in Queensland, with recent economic analysis highlighting our significant population and industry growth. Population growth across Livingstone Shire was above the Queensland State average between 2021 and 2022, growing to 40,952,… Read more »

Lendlease Global Springboard Groups return to Capricorn Coast

We are thrilled to welcome back the Lend Lease Springboard groups from around the world to the Capricorn Coast after launching in June 2019, then halting for three years. Springboard is an innovative program that brings Lendlease employees from around… Read more »

Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton in Top 5 Lists – Regional Movers Index

The Capricorn Coast (Livingstone Shire) topped the list in the Top Five LGAs: greatest growth in net inflows from capitals.  From a low base, it saw a near six-fold increase in net migration inflows from the capitals in the 12… Read more »

Capricorn Coast on Eco-Destination journey!

Earlier this month, Capricorn Enterprise and Livingstone Shire Council proudly hosted colleagues from Eco Tourism Australia to our stunning destination to meet with key stakeholders and community groups with a keen interest in Eco tourism and Eco destination accreditation.  A… Read more »


Central Queensland’s premiere film arts festival returns with new feature film and documentary premieres, art experiences and much more The 2023 Capricorn Film Festival is presented by Livingstone Shire Council, Tourism Events Queensland, Screen Queensland, Regional Arts Australia, Keppel Coast… Read more »

Ecotourism Australia – ECO Destination Certification

Capricorn Coast granted $150,000 to achieve ECO Destination Certification Congratulations to all recipients of the Eco Certified Tourism Destination program by the Queensland Government Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport (QTIS), providing up to $2 million in funding for local… Read more »