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Seqwater and Sunwater dams to reopen

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT The Palaszczuk Government today announced that all Seqwater and Sunwater dams and recreation areas will re-open to the public for day use from Saturday, May 2, following a relaxation in guidelines from the Chief Health… Read more

Dreaming of outdoor adventures

BY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR PAUL THOMPSON IN THESE times when we cannot physically travel, I resort to one of my, favourite pastimes – day dreaming, gazing at maps and photos of past trips in the Central Highlands. I have had… Read more

Hidden Gems of CQ Revealed

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT When it comes to visiting Queensland’s world famous gemfields it’s not hard to get lost in the rugged natural beauty, but for many, getting lost en-route is a far less enjoyable experience. Thankfully – once… Read more

Camping, fossicking out statewide

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT Fossicking has joined camping as another activity that needs to stop to support social distancing during the COVID-19 emergency. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today urged council and private camping ground operators… Read more

Recreation areas, dams, lakes and weirs closed

SUNWATER STATEMENT In line with recent government announcements, Sunwater recreation areas, dams, lakes and weirs will be closed to public use from Tuesday 31 March 2020 until further notice. This includes: day trips camping land and water-based activities – swimming, boating,… Read more

Campgrounds close in response to COVID-19

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT The Palaszczuk Government today announced the closure of all campgrounds in national parks, state forests and state managed recreation and protected areas, in response to the COVID-19 (corona virus) outbreak. Minister for Environment and the… Read more

Closed for COVID-19

Unfortunately we’ve had to close the Emerald Visitor Information Centre (VIC) to the public, due to COVID-19. However, the centre will be staffed from 9:00am to 4:00pm weekdays for phone and email conversations, support and enquiries. We have also put… Read more

Changes to BICC

Following the Federal Government announcement on Sunday March 22 2020 the following protocols have been enforced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 12pm Monday 23 March the following changes will be implemented at the Blackwater International Coal Centre. *… Read more


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