Our Local Queens’ Baton Bearers Announced


After a selection process that began over 6 months ago, the lucky locals who will carry the Commonwealth Games 2018 Queens’ Relay Baton through the streets of Our Towns have been announced. They join with 3,800 other Australians who will carry through their towns and cities the precious Baton … [Read more...]

Bowen hosts 2017 NQ Sportstar Awards


Whitsunday Regional Council is partnering with the North Queensland Sports Foundation to host the 2017 Sportstar Awards in Bowen on October 14. The first NQ Sportstar Awards night was held in 1991 with world champion triathlete Brad Beven winning the inaugural senior award. This year’s Awards … [Read more...]

Masters head to Whitsunday Coast


While it’s fair to say what we have been through in the Whitsundays this year has just not “Been Cricket” we are to shortly get some at last. Queensland’s cricket legends are heading to the Whitsunday Coast for a series of community events. The Bulls Masters, featuring the likes of Jimmy … [Read more...]

$395,000 Budget boost for North Queensland Racing


Thoroughbred racing in North Queensland is set to receive a Budget boost, with 13 clubs sharing in $395,000 worth of infrastructure grants. Racing Minister Grace Grace says the new funding would result in upgraded facilities and new infrastructure throughout the region. “I am pleased to be … [Read more...]

Cowboys visit Whitsunday Region


Giddy Up…. The Cowboys are coming. North Queensland rugby league star Justin O’Neill and club legends Matt Bowen and Brent Tate are visiting the Whitsunday Region in the wake of Cyclone Debbie. Mayor Andrew Willcox says the visit would be a morale boost for the Whitsunday region community which … [Read more...]

Women’s Sport gets a Boost


Women and girls are being encouraged to get more active through round three of the Queensland Government’s Get Out, Get Active program. Sport Minister Mick de Brenni says it’s an extension of the Programme and there’s a total of $1.7 million in funding available- $1 million for councils and an … [Read more...]