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Hamish and Andy planning big island-warming party for CQ

Hamish and Andy took to their Facebook page, followed by more than 22 million users, and said: “Breaking news: official paperwork for The People's Island has just arrived ... Congratulations. You now own an Island ...You’re welcome”.
Hamish and Andy took to their Facebook page, followed by more than 22 million users, and said: “Breaking news: official paperwork for The People's Island has just arrived ... Congratulations. You now own an Island ...You’re welcome”. Andrew Peace

PEOPLE of Livingstone Shire and Capricornia, prepare yourselves for what could be the island-warming party of the year in this region.

Famous funny men Hamish Blake and Andy Lee will be touching down in Rockhampton on Thursday and chatting to Hot FM radio presenters after their application to temporarily occupy Iron Island was approved last week.

Although the pair has not confirmed they are hosting an island warming, in the wake of their successful application, they have approval to set up tents and teepees on the tropical Livingstone island.

The boys took to their Facebook page, followed by more than 22 million users, and said: "Breaking news: official paperwork for The People's Island has just arrived ... Congratulations. You now own an Island ...You're welcome".

Iron Island is an islet south-east of Mackay that falls under the realm of Livingstone Shire Council.

In an earlier interview with Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig, Hamish and Andy vowed they would take the title of King Mayors if their application was successful.

Hamish and Andy new King Mayors of Iron Island in CQ

They applied to the State Government to rent the 4.5ha island, situated off the tip of Marble Island, with a plan to transform it into "The People's Island".

On learning of their bold plan, Cr Ludwig suggested the duo should consider seceding from Livingstone.

"I would even support ... a secession," he said on their radio program last month.

"We could do that because we've got absolutely zero ratepayers and in fact the only people who are going to vote for you on that island are goats."

Cr Ludwig ultimately gave his blessing to the duo in their mayoral quest, saying he was "delighted for you guys to take over that area".

After he signed off, Hamish and Andy said they might even consider head-hunting the current mayor as their deputy.

Cr Ludwig said that all jokes aside, the comedy duo was giving Livingstone incredible exposure.

"Given the tourism and promotional opportunities this could generate, we would be delighted to support the application."

The Morning Bulletin will be looking to have a congratulatory heart-to-heart with Hamish and Andy this week.

Topics:  capricornia hamish and andy livingstone shire council



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