No Change To Kerbside Recycling In The Whitsunday Region

Saturday, May 05, 2018


Whitsunday Regional Council will not be making any change to its current recycling program.
While a South-East Queensland council has made the decision to scrap their program, this was
based on a variety of factors in their area which do not apply in the Whitsunday region.
Our recycling contractors take our recycling directly to the Materials Reclamation Facilities in
Mackay and Townsville, where the items are sorted and baled for manufacturing.
All of our recycling goes directly to the recycling plants, unless a load is badly contaminated and
the truck needs to be cleaned.
Recycling bins collected within the Whitsunday Region continue to have very low contamination
levels, ensuring our recycling program is affordable and sustainable.
Whitsunday residents can be assured our recycling program will continue as planned for the
foreseeable future.
We applaud our residents for their efforts in making this new service a success, and for doing the
right thing when sorting their household waste.
We will continue to promote our recycling program and deliver waste education initiatives, such as
the recent recycling education program rolled out at schools around the region.
Kerbside Recycling is a new service implemented in November 2017, and ratepayers were
charged an additional $70 on their rates bill from January to June 2018.
For more information about the program and what you can recycle, visit our website here:
All items collected go to our Materials Reclamation Facility (MRF) in Mackay and Townsville for
sorting. View this short video to find out more:

Source: Whitsunday Regional Council Media Release.

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CCIQ calls for more clarity around new GST distribution

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the announcement of the Federal Government’s proposed GST arrangement that no state will be worse off but calls on the government to reveal where the extra money will come from.

Following a Productivity Commission report last month which suggested a cumulative cut to Queensland’s GST funding by as much as $11.7 billion by 2026/27, the announcement by Treasurer Scott Morrison provides some temporary relief until the full picture is revealed.

CCIQ Head of Media and Industry, Dan Petrie said that the GST is a policy area that is critically important to all states and reassessing the current formula is a logical first step.

“While a positive step, we must bear in mind that the new GST distribution formula is not tax reform and should not be the end game.

“For years, we’ve been advocating for broader structural reform of the federal tax system, which would leave room for State and Territory governments to remove inefficient taxes such as payroll tax and stamp duties.

“The GST as a consumption tax is not a sacred cow,” Mr Petrie said.

CCIQ remains vigilant on reminding governments at both state and federal levels that it is largely the business sector that collects the tax which pays for the schools, hospitals and government functions the states administer on behalf of the tax payer.

“We are eagerly awaiting the finer details of the new carve up, specifically as to where the extra money will come from.

“If the Federal Government is proposing the money come from its surplus for example, we would obviously take issue with this.

Thursday 5 July, 2018 | By: Daniel Petrie


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