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MONTHS of per­sis­tent lob­by­ing by Tourism Whit­sun­days chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Craig Turner and re­gional mayor An­drew Willcox paid off with a land­mark fund­ing pack­age.

A joint fed­eral and Queens­land Govern­ment res­cue ini­tia­tive re­sulted in $7 mil­lion for tourism in­fra­struc­ture projects in the Whit­sun­days.

The Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Trade, Tourism and In­vest­ment, Steven Ciobo, and the Queens­land Min­is­ter for Tourism, Kate Jones, an­nounced $4.5 mil­lion was to be in­vested in the Whit­sun­days, Bowen and Lake Proser­pine.

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