Media Releases


Looking to the horizon for new maritime economic opportunities

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Apr 2017

Looking to the horizon for new maritime economic opportunities

13 April 2017 MEDIA RELEASE – from Treasurer & Minister for Trade & Investment, The Honourable Curtis Pitt. Looking to the horizon for new maritime economic opportunities The Palaszczuk Government has received Superyacht Australia’s report on the ‘Economic Impact of the Superyacht Sector on the Australian Economy’ and will prepare a formal response. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the Palaszczuk Government had contributed $20,000 to the…

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Cruise Ships return to Abell Point after TC Debbie

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Apr 2017

Cruise Ships return to Abell Point after TC Debbie

13.04.2017 At press conference held this morning at Abell Point Marina,  David Jones from Carnival Australia applauded the effort of the Airlie Beach community for getting back to business so soon after TC Debbie. In his words, “Airlie Beach and the community have pulled off a miracle” in restoring normality to the town and the arrival of the Pacific Dawn from Brisbane today confirmed the…

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Premier urges holidaymakers to visit the Whitsundays

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Apr 2017

Premier urges holidaymakers to visit the Whitsundays

For immediate release: 11.04.2017 by Tourism Whitsundays What a difference a week makes! These were the words of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk who dropped into the Whitsundays on Tuesday (April 11) to throw her full support behind the region following exTropical Cyclone Debbie. The Premier, who was joined by Tourism Minister Kate Jones on the visit, has pledged $5 million in funding for the parts…

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Port reopens and the clean up begins at Abell Point

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Mar 2017

Port reopens and the clean up begins at Abell Point

The crew at Abell Point Marina are working hard to assess the damage after the wrath of tropical cyclone Debbie tore through the Whitsunday islands and mainland coast on Tuesday 28 March. The category 4 cyclone reached the mainland coast at approximately midday on Tuesday 28 March and brought with it destructive winds and heavy rainfall. The marina crew were onsite as soon as the…

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Mar 2017

APM start the clean up after TC Debbie rolls into town

The clean up has begun in full today, with crews being able to access the marina for the first time since TC Debbie passed over the Whitsunday coast and island communities around midday on Tuesday 28 March. The category 4 system offered up destructive winds for over 24 hours in what has been classified as a one-in-100 year weather event. The dedicated marina crew are…

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59 days to go to the Whitsunday SUP Challenge 2017

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Mar 2017

59 days to go to the Whitsunday SUP Challenge 2017

For immediate release: With only 59 days to go before the 3rd annual Whitsunday SUP Challenge (7 – 13 May 2017), race competitors are getting excited for another huge week of sailing and Stand Up Paddle racing, and registrations are now open! Supported and coordinated by the Australian SUP experts, Naish Australia, the ever-growing event is set to impress the biggest group of competitors yet….

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The reef is looking healthy & vibrant!

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Mar 2017

The reef is looking healthy & vibrant!

There has been a lot of speculation over recent years about the health of the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsunday region and in a media release issued today by Tourism Whitsundays, CEO Craig Turner explains that the heart of the Great Barrier Reef is alive and ticking. In response to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s (GBRMPA) announcement this morning around the health of…

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FLEET during the 2016 Sydney Harbour regatta, Sydney
05/03/2016
ph. Andrea Francolini

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Feb 2017

Entry extended as new sponsor announced for 2017 Sydney Harbour Regatta 

For immediate release – 22 February, 2017                                                     With entries at a record high of 170, Middle Harbour Yacht Club announces a new major sponsor has joined forces with the Sydney Harbour Regatta, NSW’s largest keelboat regatta, and officials could not be more pleased. Abell Point Marina, one of the largest marinas in Australia with over 500 wet berths accommodating vessels up to 60 metres in the…

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We’re making quite a splash!

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Feb 2017

We’re making quite a splash!

With a strong focus on continuous improvement, Abell Point Marina, the popular Queensland marina precinct, has seen significant infrastructure and service upgrades since it came under new ownership in 2013. Achieving the first global 5 Gold Anchor accreditation in the world in 2016 cemented Abell Point’s position in the marina industry and 2017 will see some newsworthy additions to the Abell Point offer. One of…

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Ocean Club floats to success

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Feb 2017

Ocean Club floats to success

10th Feb 2017 – featured in the Whitsunday Times WHAT was once a bare pontoon from the outer reef is now a $1.6 million floating Ocean Club one step closer to completion. And there was great anticipation as the structure was gradually lowered on the water adjacent to the Shute Harbour Motel Hotel today. Following a year of construction, the final touches are set to…

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