On 27 September 2017, Council adopted the region's first ever Economic Development Strategy, a blueprint for the Whitsunday Region economy. The Strategy was developed through consultation with industry, business and our communities.
The Whitsunday Regional Economic Development Strategy identifies the three pillar industries that underpin our economy; tourism, mining and agriculture. These three industries combine to drive economic and employment growth as well as supporting our small business sector.
A copy of the full Whitsunday Economic Development Strategy 2017-2021 can be viewed or downloaded here.
Whitsunday Region Priorities 2020
Council’s vision is to create a region that is strong, resilient, sustainable and universally recognised as a great place to live, visit, work and invest. The Whitsundays is about lifestyle, opportunity and prosperity. Despite the devastating effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on our world renowned tourism industry, the Whitsunday region is
determined to bounce back as we have always done following cyclones, floods and bush fires.
We are inviting government and commercial proponents to make the Whitsunday Region your global region of choice for investment in our agricultural, resource and tourism industries. This regional priorities document highlights our agenda to lift the Whitsunday region out of the Coronavirus pandemic.