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  • Funding Will Make Notorious Intersection Safer

    Strong lobbying by Whitsunday Regional Council for safety improvements at the notorious intersection of Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road and Gregory Cannon Valley Road has paid dividends. As part of yesterday’s Queensland State Budget, the Palaszczuk Government announced funding of $2.25 million for Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road intersection improvements under their Safer Roads … Read more

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  • Local Whitsunday Names Feature In 100 Faces Campaign

    The stunning scenery and unbeatable natural beauty of the Whitsundays has inspired many businesspeople to set up in the unique North Queensland location, and now two local businesses have been chosen to be part of a state-wide showcase of small businesses. Brooke Ogden, who runs Brooke Miles Photography, Above and … Read more

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  • Great News For Whitsunday Boaties

    An agreement has been reached between state and local governments for the delivery of a much needed new boat launching facility at Shute Harbour. Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mr Mark Bailey has today announced the signing of a Deed of Agreement between Transport and Main Roads and the Whitsunday Regional Council, … Read more

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  • Exciting New Eco-Experience In The Whitsundays Revealed!

    An exciting new experience could be on the cards for the Whitsunday National Park after it was revealed that tenders have opened for a feasibility study into new eco-accommodation. Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch has announced that the tender process is now open for a … Read more

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  • Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation To Begin End Of July

    Council will be going out to public tender today for construction of the $6.3 million Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation project. The project is expected to begin late July and be completed in February 2019, weather permitting. Last week Council received a small number of quotes for the works which came in above … Read more

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  • Premier Announces $330M To Preserve The Great Barrier Reef

    After a bumpy ride across the passage to Langford Island on Wednesday, a “record” windfall of $330million across three years has been announced for the Great barrier Reef. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch and Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert slipped off their shoes … Read more

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  • A Look Inside The Best Hidden Cafe In The Region

    Spiders, milkshakes, burgers and fries have people from far and wide making the trek to George’s Diner. This funky little diner opened its doors to the public just under a year ago, since then the milkshake maker and grill have been working overtime. An extension of the Conway Tourist Park, … Read more

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  • Council Forced To Withdraw Opt-In Water Tariff Option

    Whitsunday Regional Council has 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 delivered on an election promise by giving residential ratepayers a choice for their preferred water billing options as part of his council’s first budget. … Read more

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