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.
Results of Public Consultation
During the three (3) months of public consultation from 15 November 2016 - 15 February 2017, a total of 29 submissions and many general comments were received.
Whitsunday Regional Council thanks the public for all the submissions on the Bowen Sub-Localities Project. It is with this input from the community and other interested stakeholders that Council can now provide a recommendation to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines to continue the project.
On 13 June 2017 at the Council’s Ordinary Meeting the ‘Creating Sub-Localities of Bowen’ Recommendation Report & Mapping was put to Council and moved by Cr Clark for requested changes to be made.
On 28 June 2017 Council approved the Ordinary Council Meeting Report & Version 3 Mapping for the Project.
Visit the Your Say Whitsunday project page to view the new suburbs, find out more information and view the online feedback by clicking here.