Thursday, September 7, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Bowen was host to the latest Whitsunday Regional Council community catch-up last week, an initiative to allow the council to better connect with the community it services, build relationships and gain feedback on issues.
Meeting at the Bowen PCYC, Mayor Julie Hall welcomed 20 residents to discuss ongoing and upcoming Bowen projects.
Along with hearing from members of the community, discussion included bush fire preparedness, yellow crazy ants, the proposed closure for the Cape Edgecumbe Trails upgrade, the Muller Lagoon Park Masterplan results, and storm season readiness.
Mayor Hall and Councillors also fielded questions regarding the Whitsunday Airport Masterplan and amenities upgrades in the Bowen township.
The Community Catch-ups are an initiative of Mayor Hall and Councillors to open conversation in the community.
The next Community Catch-up is scheduled for Scottville on September 20.
Council encourages residents to visit the Your Say Whitsunday portal to propose ideas or suggestions for the next catch up.
Mayor Julie Hall at the Bowen Community Catch-Up last week. Photo supplied