Airlie Beach Revitalization Funds Found

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The State Government is now going to meet the $2.65 million towards the Airlie Beach revitalization following its spat with the Federal Government over cyclone recovery funding. And Minister for Infrastructure Jackie Trad says that the decision to fund the project came following the Turnbull … [Read more...]

Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday Innovation

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Communities from St Lawrence to Bowen and west to Clermont will benefit from a co-funded $1 million agreement to spur innovation-led economic growth and job creation with funding released from the State Government today. The regions pick up $500,000 from the Advancing Regional Innovation … [Read more...]

Senator Slammed for Sugar Industry Stance

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Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen has hit out at moves by NSW Senator David Leyonhjelm to reverse a hard-fought decision to introduce a sugar marketing code of conduct as ignorant and arrogant. Senator Leyonhjelm claims that he has the support of Queensland Labor senators to move a … [Read more...]

Local Contractors Benefit


More than 20 local sub-contractors and suppliers are sharing in the benefits of the first stage of the $40 million Whitsunday Coast Airport runway upgrade and airport expansion. Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox says more than $4 million in contracts had been awarded on the airport … [Read more...]

Flu Numbers Soar

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A continued spike in the number of confirmed influenza cases this year confirms that Queensland’s flu season has hit with a vengeance. Doctor Christopher Coulter, Medical Advisor for Infectious Diseases Communicable Diseases Branch, says the latest figures were the best reminder yet to practice … [Read more...]

Early Brain Trauma Treatment Call

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Imagine your 16-year-old son suffers a head injury in a rugby league game, you’re in regional Queensland, more than 550km from the nearest specialist centre in Brisbane, and the bleeding and pressure building on his brain is reaching critical levels. In regional setting, the person best … [Read more...]

An Invitation from the local Coppers

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A copper, a cuppa and a community that ticks along… That’s what is in store for locals as Whitsunday Police extend an invitation to all members of the local community to attend Coffee with Cops… An opportunity for us to get to know the local Police on our patch better and discuss any issues we … [Read more...]

Review Welcomed


The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham, that the Queensland Government will conduct an independent review into rural water metering. QFF President Stuart Armitage says that it was important for the … [Read more...]

Qld Launches Water Metering Review

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On the day that he announces his backing for an independent public inquiry to address serious allegations of water misappropriation in New South Wales, Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham has started a water usage investigation of a different type - An independent review into rural … [Read more...]

A New Gateway to Small Grants

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The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is now inviting applications from community groups across rural, regional and remote Australia to its flagship Small Grants for Rural Communities program. There is $380,000 available in grants of up to $5,000 to enable local non-profit groups to … [Read more...]