Andrew Willcox to take mayoralty for Whitsundays

Council Offices Proserpine

The final votes have been counted, and while no declaration has been formally made, Andrew Willcox looks set to lead the Whitsunday Regional Council for the next term. While he was initially cautiously optimistic in claiming victory, he posted on social media on the weekend, stating that he's … [Read more...]

What’s in the box: your guide to this local election


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...]

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...]

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...]

Councilor Atkinson standing again in Division 2

Cr John Atkinson

After almost two years in the job, Councilor John Atkinson will be trying to keep his seat for Division 2 in the upcoming Council elections. Having been elected in May 2014, Cr Atkinson replaced Kevin Collins in the seat and has brought his own style to meetings. In his time in office, he … [Read more...]

Council announces their Australia Day festivities

Council Australia Day

If you are still looking for something to do this Australia Day, there are a number of Council run events all over the Whitsundays region to help keep you busy. In fact, if you are willing to do the drive you can have your entire day catered for. In a statement, the Council provided a run-down … [Read more...]