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  • Solar Project Part Of $4m Funding Announcement For The Whitsundays

    Acting Premier of Queensland Jackie Trad was the bearer of good news for the Whitsundays when she visited Up River this morning. Across Whitsunday, Mackay and Isaac, councils will receive $16.68 million over two years; specifically the Whitsunday Regional Council will get $4.07 million in the second round of Works … Read more

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  • Whitsundays Gets Monopoly Board Spot

    It’s already one of the most iconic locations in Australia but now the Whitsundays has truly been immortalised with a spot on Australia’s very own Monopoly board. After a hotly contested public vote, the Whitsundays was picked as the number one Queensland location to be included on the board, beating … Read more

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  • New Tax Rules For Properties $750,000 and Above

    From 1 July 2017, new tax rules will apply on any property transaction where the market value of the property is $750,000 and above. Although the new laws are aimed at foreign residents, real estate agents must be aware that these new laws also impact Australian residents selling properties above this value. Summary … Read more

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  • Announcement From One&Only Hayman Island

    Following the damage incurred to One&Only Hayman Island by Cyclone Debbie and subsequent closure of the Resort until mid-2018, One&Only and Mulpha have agreed to transition the management of the resort as of 5th June 2017. Mulpha Australia will be rebranding the Resort upon re-opening following their extensive reconstruction and … Read more

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  • The Whitsundays Will Never Be The Same

    Confidence in the Whitsunday building sector could be restored to levels not seen since before the Global Financial Crisis. Ray White principal Mark Beale says while Cyclone Debbie has had a devastating effect, there will be a “silver lining” for some businesses. “It will take us somewhere back to the … Read more

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  • A First-timer’s Guide To The Whitsunday Islands

    The Whitsundays region is one of Queensland’s most popular holiday hot spots — with good reason. With 72 islands to explore along with a handful of beachside towns on the mainland, the Whitsundays have something for everyone. Skyscanner Australia has the inside information for first-time visitors on the best places … Read more

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  • Business As Usual For Whitsundays Tourism Operators

    It has been two months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the North Queensland coast but the Whitsundays tourism and business communities have one message: “Come visit.” The Whitsundays Coast Chamber of Commerce vice- president Mark Beale said the region was “well and truly open for visitors.” “The first six weeks … Read more

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  • Federal Budget 2017: First-home Buyers Get ‘Super’ Saver Scheme

    Saving a deposit is the toughest challenge for first-home buyers and the federal government has promised to provide a helping hand with a new savings initiative worth $250 million. The First Home Super Saver Scheme will allow entry-level buyers to save funds at a discounted tax rate by making additional contributions to … Read more

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  • Council Places Priority On Lagoon Works

    Despite Whitsunday Regional Council placing a priority on Airlie Beach Lagoon repair works the facility is not expected to re-open until late August. The Lagoon suffered extensive damage from debris and sewerage overflow during Cyclone Debbie and was drained in April to allow engineers to fully assess the infrastructure including … Read more

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  • The World Is Invited To Whitsunday SESsions

    The whole world will be invited to the Whitsunday SESsions cyclone benefit concert this Saturday. Whether someone is based in Perth, Darwin, or overseas, everyone will have access to live streaming of the event from 10am. Whitsunday SESsions organiser Gavin Butlin said this would offer people access to world class … Read more

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