No change to Kerbside Recycling

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Despite moves by South East Queensland Council Ipswich, to drop its kerbside re-cycling program. Whitsunday Regional Council will not be making any changes to the current system in place. Council says the South-East Queensland council decision is based on a variety of factors in their area which … [Read more...]

Council’s free aquatic facilities a hit


Whitsunday Regional Council’s initiative to make all council owned aquatic facilities free has proven a hit with the community with record numbers diving in across the region. In a unanimous decision late last year councillors voted to allow free entry to all council’s aquatic facilities across … [Read more...]

Council Slams Illegal Dumping

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Whitsunday Regional Council is appealing to residents that utilise rural transfer/satellite waste stations not to illegally dump. Whitsunday Regional Acting Mayor Cr John Collins says that during the Christmas/New Year period there had been continual problems at these rural transfer/satellite … [Read more...]

Shute Harbour Demolition Tenders Called


Whitsunday Regional Council has called for tenders for the demolition stage of the $22 million Shute Harbour Restoration Project. Shute Harbour infrastructure was decimated by Cyclone Debbie and the restoration project is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland State Governments under … [Read more...]

Council supports region’s rising sports stars


Three promising Whitsunday athletes have been awarded the first grants under Council’s new Financial Support for Elite Athletes policy. Running star Elliarna Mitch, 15, was granted $1000 towards her expenses to represent Queensland at the 400m and 800m Australian All Schools Trach and Field … [Read more...]

Council Wins Battle Against Illegal Camping


Whitsunday Regional Council has won its court battle over continued illegal camping at the former Miowera Saleyards. Council received many complaints from local accommodation stakeholders and also the public about activities taking place at Miowera without a lawful development … [Read more...]

Calling all green thumbs to the Cannonvale Library

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Keen gardeners in the Whitsundays are invited to the Cannonvale Library Plant Swap for the opportunity to swap plants, cuttings and bulbs and learn how to manage weeds. Mayor Andrew Willcox says this event is aimed at helping residents get their gardens back on track following Tropical Cyclone … [Read more...]