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It is good news for the Proserpine community after today’s Whitsunday Regional Council meeting gave the green light for repairs to the Proserpine Administration Building.
Council resolved to instruct the insurer to appoint a builder to repair the Proserpine Chambers which suffered extensive damage during Cyclone Debbie.
Importantly, Council also had the insurers agree to the use of local suppliers and contractors wherever possible.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said the rebuild of the Proserpine Chambers was a positive story for the community.
“This is another step forward in the recovery process and getting business back to normal for the Proserpine community.
“The administration building housed over 90 employees prior to the cyclone and these staff had had to be split into temporary locations.
“Once the building is repaired in the first half of next year the majority of staff will return to the building from their temporary offices.”
Mayor Willcox said council was also committed to extending the service provision in the fast growing Cannonvale/Airlie Beach township by establishing a customer service centre in Cannonvale.
“Councillors today voted to endorse the CEO signing a two year lease for a Customer Service Centre in the Cannonvale area.
“This will enable council to establish a customer service centre in the beaches area to compliment the customer service centres already established in Proserpine, Bowen and Collinsville.
“The two year lease will give council time to decide whether to establish a more permanent facility owned by council and likely incorporating a library facility,” he said.