Whitsunday Regional Report 25 Feb

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A round up of news and events from across the region in this week's Whitsundays Regional Report. Airport route competition, the council election forum, cane farmers, Whitehaven Beach winning an award and a preseason update from the Brahmans. All this plus our election series, The NEXT 4. Have … [Read more...]

Whitney corruption allegations put to rest

Jenny Whitney says that the allegations against her were a deliberate attempt to stall council projects.

Incumbent mayor Jenny Whitney has been cleared of corruption allegations regarding the sale of council land for the now abandoned Chinatown development at Waterson Way. Concerns raised by a local resident led to investigations surrounding a perceived conflict of interest, but the Crime and … [Read more...]

Local MP gets behind Dob in a Dealer Program

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The Federal Government and Crime Stoppers Australia are launching a new partnership to try and stop the distribution of illegal drugs across the country. Members of the public are being encouraged to report any suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers to help law enforcement cut off the supply to … [Read more...]

Full list of election candidates revealed

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With the ballot nominations closing, the public has a full list of candidates that are running in next month’s election. Running for Mayor is the incumbent Jenny Whitney as well as current deputy Andrew Willcox. Also throwing his hat into the race is Airlie Beach local Eric … [Read more...]

Cannonvale bus crash

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A bus carrying 12 passengers has crashed in Cannonvale this afternoon. Three people are in critical condition after the incident and have been transported to Mackay Hospital. The Whitsunday Transit bus rolled on Shute Harbour Road near the Gregory-Cannon Valley turn off. It is understood … [Read more...]

State Government discussing new lockout laws

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As the State Parliament sits for the first time in 2016, one of the main issues on the agenda is the new Lockout Laws which will target alcohol fueled violence. With a popular nightlife scene, the Airlie Beach strip is facing some new restrictions under these proposed laws which are up for a vote … [Read more...]