Council wins award

WHITSUNDAY Regional Council has taken out the Environmental Protection Award at Monday night's State Keep Australia Beautiful Awards ceremony which took place at the Mackay Grand Suites.

The award ceremony was attended by Council's CEO, Mr John Finlay, Deputy Mayor Rogin Taylor, Cr Jan Clifford and Cr Peter Ramage.

Council's Mayor, Mike Brunker said that he was delighted to hear that Council was recognised for the hard ongoing work the employees and the community do in protecting the environment.

“This is a great way to reward our dedicated staff and the groups and organisations they work with for their commitment to protecting and managing the environment,” Mayor Brunker said.

Over the past twelve months, Council has implemented a new Pest Management Plan, Litter Management Strategy, a draft Natural Resource Management Strategy, beach erosion studies, projects and initiatives for the management of weeds, and is also in the process of the development of Botanic Gardens in Cannonvale. Council also supports and works closely with Whitsunday Catchment Landcare, has employed local organisation Eco Barge Services for significant clean up works and has become a Reef Guardian Council.

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