ECQ declares State Referendum result


The four-year parliamentary terms have been officially approved today by the Electoral Commission of Queensland. The 2016 State Referendum has approved a Bill to provide fixed four-year terms for the Legislative Assembly in Queensland. A total of 2,465,765 votes have been counted to date with … [Read more...]

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...]

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


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...]

Election forum on tonight

Council Offices Proserpine

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...]