Hanging on to hope for Hillside Haven

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Locals are pushing a petition to save Hillside Haven, Collinsville's only aged care facility. The plea to keep the elderly close to home becomes more urgent as planning begins to move residents from Hillside Haven to another facility in Bowen, potentially splitting up senior residents from their … [Read more...]

New program to stop spread of Zika virus in Bowen

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The Whitsunday Regional Council has partnered with Queensland Health to roll out a prevention and control program to minimise the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Bowen. Yesterday, councillors and health professionals announced that they will begin inspection of yards and premises to … [Read more...]

Forces join to protect the reef

Collaboration between sectors will help reduce the effects of agriculture on the Great Barrier Reef.

Farmers, conservationists and resource management bodies have formally joined forced to protect Australia's precious Great Barrier Reef from the affects of agricultural activity. Members of the Reef Alliance have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a code of conduct that … [Read more...]

Whitsunday Council welcomes seven new trainees

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Whitsunday Regional Council welcomes seven new trainees to its Bowen, Cannonvale, Collinsville and Proserpine operations this week. Dakota Ayles , Robert Dougan, Patrick Widt, John Bobongie, Brooke Newell, Kyle Jensen and Shannon Rowe will join the Council team, experiencing the workplace … [Read more...]

Police shut down regional based synthetic drug operation

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Police have executed synthetic drug raids in Mackay and Bowen as part of an ongoing operation since December last year. The State Crime Command’s Synthetic Drug Operations Unit commenced Operation North Hiking end of last year across tobacco shops, adult shops and herbal outlets. In early … [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...]

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...]