New sub localities of Bowen - Have your say on proposed new suburbs!

Greater Bowen is a significant area in the Whitsundays, covering an expanse of over 400,000 acres from Queens Beach to Abbot Point, and out to Roma Peak.

In 2014, during a public meeting in Bowen, a suggestion was made to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) to make the different localities in Bowen official. As a result, Whitsunday Regional Council and DNRM have been working on forming new boundaries and proposed suburb names over the last two years. Locality names have been taken from local knowledge and the areas taken and formulated from requirements under the Place Names Act 1994. Council is now pleased to present the draft suburbs to the community for comment.

Visit the Your Say Whitsunday project page to view the new suburbs, find out more information and submit your feedback online by clicking here.
Have your Say

Submit your feedback to Council by 5pm, 15 February 2017. All submissions must include your name, address and comments on the proposal.

Online: Register and lodge online at
Phone: (07) 4945 0263
Post: PO Box, 104 Proserpine, QLD 4800
In Person: Visit Council Customer Service Centres in Bowen, Proserpine and Collinsville, or Bowen Library
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    67 Herbert Street, Bowen
    Cnr. Stanley and Conway Streets, Collinsville
    83-85 Main Street, Proserpine
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