Whitsunday Conservation Council

We are privileged to live in a beautiful place

The World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef is on our doorstep. Our flora and fauna are endangered, our rivers, seas and springs in peril and the Reef is under existential threat.

The Whitsunday Conservation Council (WCC) will be hosting a Mayoral Candidates’ Forum on

Wednesday 28 February, 6.00 for 6:30 pm start

Reef Gateway Hotel Conference Room, Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale.

Entry is free.  No need to RSVP but don’t be late, or you may not get a seat.  It will be an informative and entertaining evening.

The forum theme is Sustainability and Liveability in the Whitsundays. As a Great Barrier Reef destination, the Whitsundays is second to none. But as tourism grows, so does the community’s expectations. This growth is putting pressure on what we love most about the region, our natural environment.

The Mayor and Regional Council play a key role in promoting sustainability and liveability in the Whitsundays. At the forum you will hear candidates for Mayor explain their vision and leadership for the Whitsundays.

We encourage you to submit questions for candidates through WCC. Simply email them to:

forum@whitsundayconservation.org.au   by noon Tuesday, 27 February.

Please help to promote the forum by forwarding this email to your friends, inviting them to join you taking this opportunity to meet mayoral candidates, who want your vote to be the Whitsunday mayor for the next four years.

Do you know?   Environmental sustainability is the responsibility to conserve natural resources and protect local as well as global ecosystems to support health and well-being, now and in the future. It is also a key element of business success, as it aligns profit with people and the planet.

We Do and We Care – See you at the Forum

Jen’s Gems

“The war and cost of living must not be used as an excuse to let the 1.5°C goal slip out of reach” Conrod Hunte, the lead negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States at the Bonn climate conference, tells the BBC.  Read more here

The Climate Council Report – The Lost Years.  The Federal Government has covered up poor performance with misleading claims, dubious accounting and censorship.  Read the Report – it’s a shocker!

“That’s the definition of insanity” John Kerry, US Special Envoy on Climate Change talking two years ago at COP26 about the world spending trillions of dollars on subsidising fossil fuels – AND WE’RE STILL DOING IT!

Our Mission

To conserve and protect the unique, natural assets of the Whitsundays through advocacy, education and action.

To promote the community benefits of sustainable ecosystems as a legacy for our region.
To promote science-based research to preserve the natural environment for public appreciation and enjoyment.
To promote projects which protect native fauna and flora and their habitats and prevent the extinction of indigenous species.
To educate and lobby decision makers and individuals for greater awareness and better outcomes relating to the conservation of our region.
To facilitate access for people of all abilities to the natural environment for their appreciation, education and enjoyment.
To foster an active involvement of the community to carry out the objects of our Association.

The Whitsunday Conservation Council acknowledges the Ngaro, Gia, Juru and Birri People, the Traditional Custodians of the land and seas upon which we meet to conduct our activities.  We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.