7 Whitsunday community groups welcome funding increase

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Seven Whitsunday community groups have welcomed federal grants which will increase their services throughout the region. Amongst the recipients, Proserpine Golf Club will benefit from a new irrigation system and Volunteer Marine Rescue, a new boat. President of the Golf Club, Vic Feldman is … [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...]

It’s the tech revolution!

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Are you in need of some serious lessons in digital literacy? Have you lost your savvy way when it comes to technology? Can’t keep up to date anymore? Fear no more, Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland is providing Whitsunday senior locals the opportunity to get back up to speed! Seniors can now … [Read more...]

Whitsunday Coast Airport named fasted growing regional airport


A recent report has named the Whitsunday Coast Airport in Proserpine as the nation’s fastest growing regional airport. It has earned that classification thanks to monthly passenger movements increasing by 25.9% since 2014. Mayor Jenny Whitney says that the increase in traffic highlights the … [Read more...]

Locals receive recognition on Australia Day


One of the highlights of the Australia Day ceremonies in the Whitsunday region is seeing locals rewarded for their contributions to the community. Mayor Jenny Whitney gave out the awards to the deserving recipients in three separate ceremonies in Collinsville, Bowen and Proserpine. Each winner … [Read more...]

What to do over the Australia Day weekend?

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One of the best weekends to get out and about is the Australia Day weekend with events popping up all over the region. Headlining the weekend will be the Great Australian Bites festival at the Airlie Beach foreshore on Sunday. It will be the first time the event has expanded beyond Brisbane … [Read more...]