Our region extends over 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.

We administer in excess of $1.4 billion in assets, including four library branches, six aquatic facilities, four customer service centres as well as various major infrastructure and equipment. We maintain 1784 km of roads and 120 parks and open spaces.

More information, including detailed information on towns and areas within the region, can be found on our Whitsunday Region webpage.

Our strategic direction is determined by the Mayor and Councillors, in consultation with the community. Our leadership team provides advice to the Mayor and Councillors and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the organisation.

Our organisation consists of the Office of the Mayor & CEO and four Directorates:

  • Infrastructure Services – roads and drainage; parks and gardens; water; wastewater; waste; quarry; major projects; disaster management and recovery services.
  • Corporate Services – financial services; procurement; asset management; property services; fleet management; GIS, innovation and technology; records management and corporate governance.
  • Community Services – community and library services; sports and aquatic facilities; environmental and public health; climate change; community events; regulatory matters; cultural heritage; community safety; council’s caravan parks and local laws.
  • Development Services – economic development, urban design; planning, development assessment, implementation and assessment; development compliance; infrastructure charging, growth management; environmental planning, nature conservation and place making.

Each year we review the organisational structure to ensure that it delivers an effective, efficient and innovative organisation and promotes our vision, mission and values.

Download the Whitsunday Regional Council Organisational Structure Overview [PDF 115 KB]

Our Vision
Is to be a sustainable and progressive region achieved by unified and innovative leadership for the benefit of our diverse community, visitors and the environment.

Our Mission
Is to provide engaged, accountable, proactive and unified leadership that is focused on delivering sustainable outcomes.

Our Corporate Values
Corporate Values are the fundamental principles and practices how we as an organisation conduct our business. They set standards and define what our organisation considers are imperative to success.

  • Accountability
    We are responsible, open and transparent about what we do and how we do it. 
  • Leadership
    We provide direction and good decision making for our organisation and community in an understanding environment that embraces trust and continuous improvement.
  • Unity
    We work together as a cohesive and proactive team.
  • Trust
    We foster trust within our community and organisation. 
  • Pride
    We take pride in our diverse community and the service we deliver.
  • Safety
    We actively care for the health and wellbeing of our organisation and community.

PO Box 104,
Proserpine QLD 4800

Shaun Cawood