Council pulls plug on Chinatown development deal

What could have been... the Chinatown development deal is no more.

A special meeting of the Whitsunday Regional Council has resulted in the termination of its agreement to sell a piece of land in Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Chinatown Investments. With the investors missing a deadline of 4:00pm on Wednesday 3 February to come up with the necessary funds, the … [Read more...]

Council sets up project group for Airlie Beach Foreshore revitalisation

The Airlie Beach Foreshore hosting the Great Australia Bites Festival in January

Local businesses and community stakeholders will work with the Whitsunday Regional Council to oversee the $400 000 revitalisation of the Airlie Beach foreshore. The area set for improvement is near the Whitsunday Sailing Club that was once a bus transit terminal. Mayor Jenny Whitney is pleased … [Read more...]

Great Barrier Reef still holding strong

heart great barrier reef

It appears as though the Great Barrier Reef is more resilient than expected as it is thriving despite warmer than average waters. While sea temperatures are yet to peak, experts are now hopeful that the major bleaching event forecasted by US agency NOAA will not happen. Rangers and staff from … [Read more...]

Update: Whitsunday Island Plane Crash

hamilton island air

It appears that rough seas may have played a role in the Chance Bay seaplane crash on Whitsunday Island, Thursday afternoon. A Whitsundays based company was conducting a routine landing on the water as a part of a Whitehaven Beach tour before rough seas struck it and came to rest on the beach … [Read more...]

Visitors from the Clipper Fleet loved their stopover

Anthony Clifford, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Participant

An early arrival gave participants in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race a full week to take in the sights and sounds of the Whitsundays. As the fleet set off for the next leg of their journey, some competitors from this first half of the race had this as their final destination as the crews … [Read more...]

Whitsundays Marketing & Development League gets new chairperson for 2016

Trevor Rees (Middle) is the new WMDL Chairperson

In a vote at a pre-Christmas meeting, the Whitsundays Marketing and Development League (WMDL) appointed Trevor Rees as their new chairperson. Mr Rees provides the WMDL with a local that knows the region well and can help deliver what the stakeholders are looking for. Having won many awards as … [Read more...]