New mining laws: no more nicking off

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The future of the Townsville's Yabulu nickel refinery is on shaky ground but new environmental protection laws will ensure that no mess is left behind. The State Government will introduce new laws to prevent businesses from leaving taxpayers with costly environmental clean-up … [Read more...]

Local business gets ready for Adani

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An Airlie Beach business is poised to provide the specialised training which will be needed for the construction industry when the Adani Carmichael Coal Project gets the final go-ahead. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen visited Whitsunday Construction Training and praised the business … [Read more...]

Plan your polling this Saturday for the Whitsunday Regional Council Elections

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Polling day is almost upon us! There is under a week left of smiling and waving faces on your street corners and of placards posted around town. To help you makes sure your vote counts this Saturday we've put together a list of the polling stations across the region. Polling kicks off for … [Read more...]

Whitsundays Regional Report – March 10

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It's the Whitsundays Regional Report for Thursday March 10. This week, wet weather plays with planned events, a busy week at the Whisper Bay Boat Ramp, Bowen youths get their say in planning for the future, a new top cop in Bowen and all your election build up in The NEXT4. Have a look! … [Read more...]

What’s in the box: your guide to this local election

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We are in the thick of council campaigns, but don't be blinded by the corflute and leaflets: there is another question on the cards. This local council election will look a little different from previous years, so will you be prepared to face the polling booths? Voters will be asked three … [Read more...]

Official opening for Whisper Bay Boat Ramp

Mayor Jenny Whitney and State MP Julieanne Gilbert at the opening of the Whisper Bay Boat Ramp

Local mariners now have a safer place to set off from with the upgraded Whisper Bay Boat Ramp officially opened this morning. Construction ran from September through to January and was done to provide another ramp to one of the most popular places for boats in Australia. In attendance were … [Read more...]

Whitsundays Regional Report 3rd March

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A round up of news and events from across the region in this week’s Whitsundays Regional Report. Proserpine residents ask the tough questions to election candidates, finding out how much rain summer brought, a troublesome weed in the Peter Faust Dam, Proserpine State School gets a reward and a … [Read more...]