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  • Free Parking To Continue During Shute Harbour Restoration

    Council resolved today in the Ordinary Meeting to continue free car parking and ensure business continuity at Shute Harbour over the next year during the restoration of the facility. With demolition starting this week on site, the damaged terminal buildings, jetties and pontoons will be removed so the Restoration works … Read more

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  • Council Jump Starts Rally Championships

    Start your engines! Whitsunday Regional Council today approved $25,000 sponsorship to host a round of the Queensland Rally Championships to jump start the region’s first Whitsunday Motoring Festival in October. Mayor Andrew Willcox said major events such as the Qld Rally Championships will have positive flow-on benefits for the whole … Read more

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  • Magic Miles Updated Since Debbie

    Author David Colfelt’s famous ‘100 Magic Miles’ book has just printed its 12th edition. Beach Boutique in Airlie has copies for every able sea man and woman. Whitsunday local Wendy Galloway works for the shop and has owned a copy of the original for 15 years. “It’s like a bible,” Ms Galloway … Read more

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  • Insurance Forum Slated For May

    Another forum for community members with on-going insurance issues will be held in Proserpine on May 14 after lobbying from the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre and the member for Dawson, George Christensen. Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre executive officer Rebecca Woods said the event was aimed at mediating issues which continued to hold … Read more

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  • Power Project Delivers Peace Of Mind For Whitsundays Tourism Operators

    The powerlines have gone underground to keep the lights on at Queensland’s Whitsunday islands. A year on since Tropical Cyclone Debbie left a trail of destruction through the region, underground feeders have now replaced overheard power conductors connecting to the submarine cables. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said tourism operators … Read more

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  • Council Approves Design For $6.3 Million Airlie Foreshore Revitalisation

    Whitsunday Regional Council today voted unanimously to approve the detailed design for the $6.3 million Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Project. Mayor Andrew Willcox said once completed, the newly developed foreshore area will provide a place where residents and tourists can gather, attend events and relax in a high-quality seaside environment. “This will activate the … Read more

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  • Resort Redevelopment To Revitalise Tourism On Lindeman Island

    A $583 million redevelopment of the Lindeman Island resort has been given the green light after the approval of the project’s environmental impact statement. Once operational, the project will see the island again become a premium eco-tourism resort able to accommodate over 550 visitors each night and create hundreds of … Read more

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  • Cyclone-battered Daydream Island Set To Reopen After $86m Repair Job

    One of the Whitsundays’ most iconic island resorts is on the mend after sustaining significant damage during Cyclone Debbie. Daydream Island bore the brunt of the category four storm when it hit near Airlie Beach on March 28 last year Wind gusts of up to 260km/hr and a tidal surge tore … Read more

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