Council, cane and sports park

THE Whitsunday Regional Council attended its annual meeting with the Proserpine District Canegrowers and the Proserpine Co-operative Sugar Milling Association Ltd last week.

The 2010 meeting focused on various issues of interest for all parties with the first item on the agenda being the purchase of land for the proposed new sports park.

Council's Mayor, Mike Brunker said that extensive discussions were held resulting in some positive outcomes.

“The mill and canegrowers have requested an increase in communication with Council so we will be aiming to meet regularly to discuss any issues that may arise during the year,” he said.

“Council will require input from these organisations for projects such as the Rural Land Use Study, the new Whitsunday Regional Planning Scheme, the Whitsunday Water Resource Plan and the Proserpine Drainage Plan to name a few,” he said.

Other items on the agenda included the potential use of effluent water, the control of category-two water boards, potential land use for cane-growing, and Council's rating system.

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