As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the magnificent 74 Whitsunday Islands, the Whitsunday Region (map) has one of the fastest growing populations in Queensland. Boasting a strong and diverse economy driven by the agriculture, construction, mining and tourism industries; the Whitsunday Region has the potential to become the economic powerhouse of North Queensland.
The Whitsunday Region encompasses a total land area of 23,862 square kilometres and includes the major townships of Airlie Beach, Bowen, Cannonvale, Collinsville and Proserpine, with numerous rural and coastal communities and residential areas scattered throughout the area.
With over $36 billion in major projects planned or under construction, the Whitsunday Region is set to experience growth over the coming years. Our strong economy, well-planned infrastructure and desirable lifestyle make the Whitsunday Region an inviting investment environment.
Whitsunday Regional Council is committed to providing the Whitsunday Region with strong and responsive local government and achieving an innovative, efficient and sustainable organisation.