DINGO BEACH was the first stop for council’s community catch-ups planned for this year.
Mayor Julie Hall, with members of Whitsunday Regional Council (WRC) and councillors, held the first community catch-up for 2023, at the Dingo Beach Progress Association, last Wednesday.
WRC is planning a series of community catch-ups throughout the year, to better connect with Whitsunday communities and to build relationships by sharing information and gathering feedback on local issues.
There will be several catch-ups in various areas across the region, with the first one, at Dingo Beach, attracting more than 60 residents.
Topics discussed included land and natural resource management, local projects, disaster preparation resources, town planning, the upcoming budget process, and community consultations relevant to the Gloucester community.
Mayor Hall said she was a huge advocate of face-to-face engagement with residents in the Whitsunday region.
“Face-to-face community catch-ups allow us to facilitate a two-way flow of information, updating residents on council projects relevant to them and listen to issues affecting the local community,” she said.
Upcoming catch-ups are planned for Gumlu/Cape Upstart, Collinsville, Conway, Scottville, Shute Harbour, and Mt Coolon.
The next catch-up is still to be determined, with council warning there may be some changes to the current schedule listed on the WRC website.
On the WRC website there is an ‘ideas post it tool’ where residents can enter topics relevant to each community, that they would like to be discussed at the catch-up.
Additional information and the ideas tool can be found at www.yoursay.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au.