Thursday, March 21, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

People’s Mayor Bids Farewell

Mayor Julie Hall is signing off this week, bidding farewell to the job she loves, but proud of her dedicated efforts which have delivered more connection within the community over her short but productive tenure.

Her shock decision not to run for re-election as Mayor of the Whitsundays surprised many, but Mayor Hall is confident in her decision.

Although sad to be leaving such an important role within the community, she says she is excited for the next challenge, and looking forward to finding a new venture that continues to inspire her and is dedicated to helping others.

Firstly, she will travel down to South Australia to spend time with her father who has been in poor health, but afterwards she will return to the region.

Remembered as the ‘People’s Mayor’, there are many key projects and initiatives that have made positive impacts within the community.

“My legacy is the Community Engagement Strategy which should ensure that the people of the Whitsundays are always consulted on the direction of their towns,” said Mayor Hall.

She is also proud of helping to drive the success of Whitsunday Coast Airport, passionate about finding a solution to fix the Shute Harbour Boat Ramp and proud to have raised $100,000 at the Mayor’s Ball to support Whitsunday Housing and RACQ CQ Rescue.

“I will really miss this role and the opportunity to continue to be the voice of the community,” she said.

“It was an absolute honour and a privilege to serve as your mayor and I wish the new Council all the best.”

Mayor Julie Hall, remembered as the People’s Mayor. Photo supplied

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