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Families set to rediscover Aussie holidays in 2020: Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast Region is trending

Wotif research reveals over half (53%) of Aussies believe we need to make the most of 2020 and support local Australian tourism 3 in 4 families (76%) will now place greater importance on Australian travel, even when international travel restrictions… Read more »

Interstate borders open this Friday 10th July (except Victoria)

From 12 noon this Friday 10 July, any person from all States and Territories, except Victoria, may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration. Queensland’s borders will remain closed to anyone who has been in Victoria within the past 14… Read more »

Interstate borders opening July 10th

For more information on Queensland restrictions and the new roadmap, visit – https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions Despite Queensland’s borders remaining closed to Victorian travellers, Capricorn Enterprise, on behalf of our regional tourism industry, is overjoyed following the announcement which will see a further… Read more »

Naturally Queensland newsletter launched

Have you seen the new Naturally Queensland newsletter? The first edition of Queensland National Park’s eagerly-awaited newsletter was emailed to 91,000 subscribers on 17 June 2020. The newsletter is designed to encourage, inspire and inform visitors (and potential visitors) to… Read more »

Queensland is OPEN!

In welcomed news for the ailing tourism sector, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday revealed a valuable lifeline for the industry that will deliver significant steps towards reviving the region. From noon Monday 1st June, Queenslanders can undertake unlimited travel anywhere… Read more »

Queensland open from Midday Monday 1st June 2020

From midday Monday 1st June 2020, Stage Two of the Roadmap to easing restrictions allows: Unlimited travel and overnight stays for Queenslanders across all of Queensland (no km limit). Recreational travel, camping and accommodation including caravan parks. Tourism experiences for… Read more »

Border restrictions debate

With the Premier stating her intention to keep southerners at bay with continued border closures, despite easing restrictions across the State, Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll is pleading the State Government to consider reopening the state’s borders faster to assist… Read more »

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 »

Small business can apply for $10,000 – first in best dressed, so be quick!

Under the $100 Million Small Business Adaption Grant Program, small businesses can apply for a grant of up to $10,000. Grants can be used for: financial, legal and other professions marketing and communications activities (I am investigating this to see… Read more »

New look Cabinet for Queenslanders for COVID-19 recovery

The new look Cabinet has been unveiled with Steven Miles appointed Deputy Premier. Minister Miles would also retain the critical Health and Ambulance Services portfolio after leading Queensland through the COVID-19 crisis. Minister Kate Jones will assume responsibility for State… Read more »