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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.
“When the opt-in tariff was introduced in 2016, residents were legally able...Read on...
As part of Council’s commitment to upgrade our region, Council’s Works Department has commenced stockpiling armour rock for the Wilson Beach Sea Wall from Monday 28th August 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide a start date for the actual construction as it is still in the design stages; however we have begun stock piling material in preparation. Further information will be provided prior to works commencing.
Council ap...Read on...
As part of Council’s commitment to upgrade our region, Council’s Works Department is constructing a new footpath along Shute Harbour Road from Erromango Drive to Marlin Marine, Jubilee Pocket.
Works commenced on Tuesday 29th August are anticipated to extend up to the end of October 2017. The project crew will work five days a week from Monday to Friday between the hours 6:30am to 4:00pm as required.
Whilst Council will endeavour to keep d...Read on...
Paluma Road culvert upgrade – intersection of Cutuli and Paluma Road
As part of Council’s Capital Works Program 2016/17, Council’s Works Department will be upgrading the culverts at the intersection of Paluma and Cutuli Roads.
Works will commence on...Read on...
Commencing November 2016, Whitsunday Regional Council will be installing a 380m effluent main along the North-Western side of Peter Wyche Drive and a 65m effluent main along the North-Eastern side of Hay St, Bowen.
Please be advised that these works will affect lane status and speed restrictions between 7amand 4pm Monday – Friday. Overnight traffic signage will also be in place at selected locations. Access to properties will not be affected.
Any enquiries on t...Read on...
Residents in the Whitsunday Region are invited to complete a survey and provide comment on Council’s Draft Waste Management Strategy.
Waste management is a vital public health and environmental service that affects each and every member of our community.
How can I provide feedback?
1. View the Draft Waste Management Strategy, complete the survey and provide general comment by vi...Read on...
Whitsunday Regional Council will be carrying out an approved inspection program in accordance with Part 2 Division 1 Subdivision 3 Section 134 – of Local Government Act 2009.
The purpose of the program is to inspect residential properties in the Whitsunday Regional Council area to identify registration and the number of dogs and cats kept at each property to determine compliance with the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2...Read on...
As part of Council’s Capital Works Program for 2016/17, Council’s Works Department will be upgrading the stormwater drainage system (situated within the parking areas) along the Main Street of Proserpine between the intersections of Hinschen Street & Chapman Street.
Works will commence on Monday, 22 August 2016 and it is anticipated that this work will extend up to November 2016. The project crew will work five days a week from Monday to Friday between the hours of 6:30am to 5:00pm as required.
The works will include installation of reinforced concrete pipes, box culverts, kerb & channel and associated pavement reconstruction.
Whilst Council will endeavor to keep disruptions to a minimum, we regret that traffic delays will occur due to partial and full road closures along this section of the street at times in order to undertake the works. However, accesses to the properties and business premises will be maintained at all times during this work.
Council apologies for any inconvenience and seek your co-operation during this important upgrade.
If you have any queries regarding this work please contact Council’s Depot Administration on 07 4945 0622Read on...
Whitsunday Regional Council residents are advised that contractors for Council will be performing resealing works in the areas of Proserpine, Cannonvale and Airlie Beach, and other sites throughout the region.
These works will commence from Thursday, 1...Read on...
As part of Council’s commitment to upgrade our region, Council has engaged a contractor to replace the water main in Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach commencing on Tuesday 27 October until 6 November 2015.
The works will include the replacement of the old AC water main with a new DICL water main to be placed under the road. Due to the nature of these works, temporary road closures will be required with traffic management to be put in place.
Works will b...Read on...
Council would like to advise residents of the upcoming road closures that will occur as part of the Gem of the Coral Coast Festival.
• Santa Barbara Parade - Friday 30th October at 1pm to Saturday 31st October at 10pm • Main Street Parade Closure - Herbert Street from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday 31st October• Powell and Herbert Street from 1pm to 5.00pm on Saturday 31st October 2015.
Council's Works Department will be installing a 375mm diameter sewer rising main from the Beach Road and Shute Harbour Road intersection to the pump station at Pandanus Drive, Cannonvale commencing 26th October 2015.
It is anticipated that this work will extend up to January 2016.
The project will include trenching, installing the pipe and backfilling works in the designated area. New pavement, driveways and kerb and channel works will also be undertaken in places ...Read on...
As part of Council’s commitment to upgrade our region, Council’s Works Department will be reshaping/upgrading 853 metres of the unsealed section of Sugarloaf Road commencing on Monday 26th October 2015.
It is anticipated that this work will extend up to December 2015. The works will include upgrading and reshaping the road pavement for sealing, stormwater drainage works, residential invert crossings and bitumen surfacing.
This project crew will work ...Read on...
As part of Council’s commitment to upgrade our region, Council’s Works Department will be reconstructing the kerb & channel along Kara Crescent commencing on 21st October 2015 and it is anticipated that this work will extend up to end of November 2015.
The works will include reconstruction of kerb & channel, driveway aprons and the replacement of some storm water pits.
This project crew will work five days a week from Monday to Friday between the hours of 6:30am to 3:30 pm as required.
Whilst Council will endeavour to keep disruptions to a minimum, we regret that traffic delays will occur along this section of the road at times in order to undertake the works.
Council apologises for any inconvenience and seeks your cooperation during this important upgrade.
The Whitsunday Regional Council Ordinary Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 21 October has been changed to 9am Wednesday 28th October at the Council Chambers, 67 Herbert Street, Bowen.
Nominations are now open for Australia Day Awards for the Whitsunday region.
Residents can nominate for the following categories:
Citizen of the year (26 years and older) Senior Citizen of the Year (60 years or older) Young Citizen of the Year (16 to 25)Junior Sports Person (up to & including 18 years)Senior Sports Person (19 years and older)Sports Administrator (e.g. coach, official or administrator).Junior Cultural (up to & including 18 years)Senior Cultural (19 years and older)Community Event of the Year (non-profit)Wally Hinschen Volunteer of the Year Award (applicable to the southern region only)
The ages listed above are ‘as at 26 January 2016’.
Nominations close 4pm, Friday 11th December 2015.
Nomination Forms are available at Whitsunday Regional Council’s Customer Contact Centres, 83-85 Main Street, Proserpine, 67 Herbert Street, Bowen, Cnr Stanley & Conway Streets, Collinsville or via download at Council’s website.
Enquiries should be directed to Lisa Maher on 07 4945 0204Read on...
Whitsunday Regional Council invites tenders for the provision of Corporate Travel Services.
Companies are requested to register on the LG Tenderbox – www.lgtenderbox.com.au to download the relevant documentation.
Tenders addressed to the Acting Chief Executive Officer and endorsed - 500.2015.0051 -“Provision of Corporate Travel Services” mu...Read on...
As part of Council’s commitment to upgrade our region, Councils Works Department will be constructing a new footpath on the opposite side Waterson Way, between Orana Street and Seaview Drive, Airlie Beach commencing on Monday 14th September 2015.
The works will include construction of the footpath and associated minor drainage works. It is anticipated that these works will extend up to end of October 2015.
The project crew will work five days a week from Monday to Friday between the hours 6:3...Read on...
Pool safety laws are necessary to keep young children safe and save lives. There is one pool safety standard in Queensland, designed to increase pool safety and simplify pool safety laws, which previously included 11 different safety standards.
It is mandatory that all regulated pools comply with the standard by 30 November 2015, or earlier if the property is sold or leased.
Should my pool be registered?
All pools in Queensland must be registered with the Queensland Building and Constructi...Read on...
As part of Council’s commitment to providing transport infrastructure for the region, Councils Works Department will be reconstructing Argyle Park Road from Harrison Court to Emmerson Drive commencing on 31st August 2015.
The works will include the upgrade of the existing drainage structure and associated road reconstruction. It is anticipated that these works will extend up to the 2nd December 2015, subject to weather conditions.
Argyle Park Road will have a full ro...Read on...