Thursday, February 15, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Editors note

Hi Everyone,

Well, the election race has certainly begun!

Over the past two days I have spoken directly with 26 different Local Government Election candidates, 13 from the Whitsundays and 13 from the Burdekin.

It has been a whirlwind of congratulations, conversations, and off-the-record statements which of course we won’t share in these pages.

What you will see this week, however, is an introduction to all the candidates and statements from current Councillors who are unopposed and will remain in their seat.

I am very excited to see who will become the next Mayor and, with some very qualified people standing for the position, I think it will be a tight race.

Over the next few weeks, we will be following the election race closely so if you have any questions you would like to see posed to any of the candidates, please email them through and we will find an answer for you.

I hope all the election campaigns will be run cleanly and fairly with all candidates focusing on their own race, spruiking what they can do for the region and the people rather than bagging their opposition.

Changing pace now, I’d just like to say how exciting it was this week to meet representatives of the local businesses involved with Tiny Homes Project.

Each of them has stepped forward to donate time, skills and supplies to help with the construction of four tiny homes for homeless women over 55 in Proserpine.

Do you have any skills you could bring to the table? Are you a retired tradesperson? Are you a small business that could find the time to give locally?

If so, please reach out to this incredible charity and get involved with making big changes in our small community.


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