2017/2018 Budget

A Message from the Mayor

Reshaping Our Community

The 2017/18 Whitsunday Regional Council Budget has been a difficult one as council and the community count the costs of Tropical Cyclone Debbie causing major destruction across our region. Despite this my council is passionate in maintaining a consistent level of service of our 35,500 residents and also implementing new initiatives to create jobs and a bright future for our Whitsunday Region.
In an historic first for the Whitsunday Region, Council will roll out Kerbside Recycling  in 2017/18. As part of Council's extensive education program all residents will receive an information pack which will outline the items that can be recycled and also a timetable for collection times. A $2 million boat ramp and carpark at Shute Harbour will be popular capital works projects for the community in this year's budget.

Council has received a $15 million grant from the Queensland Government for the Whitsunday Coast Airport and Council has also applied to the Queensland Treasury Corporation for a low interest $25 million loan to complete the $40 million airport terminal and runway upgrade.

The upgrade project will ensure vital airport infrastructure keeps pace with the forecast growth for out region with record passenger numbers over the past 12 months. Council is also pushing ahead with the $32 million Greening and Growing Bowen Project to be staged over the next three years. This includes the upgrade of the existing Sewerage Treatment Plant, the Recycled Water Pipeline and the new Sewerage Treatment Plant.

From an organizational perspective, improving efficiencies across the board will be a priority, continuing the work commenced last year.

Reshaping Our Community means another exciting and busy year ahead for us all here in the council organization.

Mayor Andrew Willcox 
Mayor Andrew Willcox
Budget Booklet

To get a full run down of the 2017/2018 Budget, please click on the image below:
Budget Booklet 2017-2018 - front page
Budget Brochure

To view this financial year's Budget Brochure prior to receiving it in the mail, please click on one of the images below:
 Reshaping our Community Budget Brochure_1  Reshaping our Community Budget Brochure_2  Reshaping our Community Budget Brochure_3  Reshaping our Community Budget Brochure_4

What's happening in your division?

Please click on the links below to view what's happening your division:

Division 1 Fact Sheet - Cr Jan Clifford
Division 2 Fact Sheet - Cr Ron Petterson
Division 3 Fact Sheet - Cr John Collins
Division 4 Fact Sheet - Cr Peter Ramage
Division 5 Fact Sheet - Cr Dave Clark
Division 6 Fact Sheet - Cr Mike Brunker

Media Release

Please click on the link below to read the 2017/2018 Budget media release:

Budget focus on Reshaping Our Community

Revenue Statement

The Whitsunday Regional Council 2017 - 2018 Revenue Statement has been drafted to comply with Section 104 (5) of the Local Government Act 2009 and in accordance with Section 172 of the Local Government Regulation 2012.

Download a copy of the Revenue Statement.

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