Free Wi-Fi and computer Use

free wifi

All Whitsunday region libraries will now be offering free Wi-Fi and computer access. From 1 August 2018, at the Bowen, Cannonvale and Proserpine libraries the services will be provided free of charge. Whitsunday Regional Council resolved at this weeks’ Council meeting to cease charging fees … [Read more...]

New Award to Encourage Women in Local Government


While females are no strangers to our Local Council tables, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh has announced a new national award to encourage more women into local government. “The ‘Grace Benny Award’ will be added to the national local government … [Read more...]

A Kick Along for the Tourism Earn.


Tourism in the Whitsunday Region has received a further boost with Whitsunday Regional Council boosting their investment in the peak tourism body to $600,000. Council handed down their 2018/19 budget on Monday and has increased their funding by $150,000 to support the regional tourism … [Read more...]

Budget to Steer Growth

Council rates

Whitsunday Regional Council has unanimously adopted the 2018/2019 budget at a special meeting held today in Proserpine and it brings a zero increase to rates- However, some properties can expect to pay more in rates charges as they face catch up for earlier caps granted last year. Mayor Willcox … [Read more...]

Success for Council Apprentices at TORGAS Awards


There’s pats on the back and congratulations flowing around the halls of Council today - All going to four Whitsunday Regional Council apprentices for their success in winning ‘Apprentice of the Year’ in their respective categories at the TORGAS Awards held in Townsville. Awards for Most … [Read more...]

Council Withdraws Opt-In Water Tariff Option


Whitsunday Regional Council says it’s been forced to withdraw the opt-in water allocation option to ratepayers due a recent legal challenge outcome at another Queensland council. Mayor Andrew Willcox says he delivered on an election promise by giving residential ratepayers a choice for their … [Read more...]

No change to Kerbside Recycling

kerbside bulky goods collection

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...]