Caloun­dra’s busi­ness

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS | OPINION -

WHEN I ar­rived in Caloun­dra two years ago I was for­tu­nate to meet the pres­i­dent of the Caloun­dra Cham­ber of Com­merce at a meet­ing and found him to be charm­ing, in­ter­est­ing and ded­i­cated to his po­si­tion, how­ever, I found his re­cent dis­ser­ta­tion in your won­der­ful mag­a­zine to be delu­sional re­gard­ing the small busi­ness peo­ple of the area.

Just ask any Bul­cock St trader how much sup­port they re­ceive from the cham­ber, and the re­sponse would be very lit­tle.

Spare a thought also to the tourist in­dus­try in the Happy Val­ley area, and you will ex­pe­ri­ence a sim­i­lar re­sponse from man­agers of restau­rants and other small busi­nesses re­gard­ing the noise pol­lu­tion from “cow­boy” bus driv­ers and equally noisy ex­hausts from thought­less, unchecked “lo­cal yokels” at any time of the night/day, obliv­i­ous to the re­sults of their ac­tions and lack­ing the con­sid­er­a­tion and/ or en­cour­age­ment to this im­por­tant in­dus­try.

Yes, Mr Pres­i­dent, we all agree with you and our mayor about ver­bal sup­port for lo­cal busi­nesses.

What are you go­ing to do about it? SHIRLEY WILSON Happy Val­ley

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