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...]

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...]

Plan your polling this Saturday for the Whitsunday Regional Council Elections

Whitsunday Polling Locations

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...]

Election forum on tonight

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The Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce is hosting an election forum tonight which will feature some of the local candidates. Beginning at 6pm, the forum is being held in the function room of the Reef Gateway Hotel and will feature several candidates. Members of the public will have the opportunity … [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...]

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 traineeship applications open now

Council Offices Proserpine

Budding politicians have an opportunity to see how local government operates first hand as applications are now open for the Whitsunday Regional Council’s traineeship program. The program has been put into place after receiving funding from the Queensland Government’s First Start … [Read more...]

Council supports Minister’s decision to approve Abbott Point developments

Environment Minister: gives the green light to Abbot Point dredging, but with strict conditions.

The Whitsunday Regional Council has clapped its support for the Federal Government approval of the Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project, which was given the green light by Minister for the the Environment. Whitsunday Mayor, Jenny Whitney, says that the project is a major piece of development that … [Read more...]

Bowen automatic weather station officially opened

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The Bowen Automatic Weather Station was officially opened by Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jenny Whitney on Wednesday. Mayor Whitney said the new Automatic Weather Station is already reporting constant weather data to the BoM who are providing it to the public via their website. "The … [Read more...]