An ap­pli­ca­tion has been lodged to build a casino in Air­lie Beach. What are your views?

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

Linda Davis, Cannonvale: I don't re­ally care be­cause de­vel­op­ers will do what they want. I don't think the Whit­sun­days needs a casino and I wouldn't use it if it was built.

Lenny Daw­son, Cannonvale: It sounds like a good idea to me hav­ing been to casi­nos on the Gold Coast, Mel­bourne and Tas­ma­nia. It is a draw card for vis­i­tors and we have the right en­vi­ron­ment for it.

David Burgess-Or­ton, Cannonvale: It will bring more busi­ness to the re­gion but it de­pends where it is lo­cated. I want to know if the prof­its will ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity or just go back over­seas.

Kevin Duffy, Wood­wark: It's a great idea but I don't think it should be lo­cated in town. It would be more suited to Fun­nel Bay or La­guna Quays. Keep busi­ness on the main­land and cre­ate more jobs.

Dawn Spiertz, Ju­bilee Pocket: I think it will help with tourism, es­pe­cially now we have di­rect flights to Syd­ney. It will be an at­trac­tion and any­thing that helps build up the com­mu­nity is a good thing.

Jeremy War­ren, Air­lie Beach: Yeah, I think it is a good idea. Lo­cals are al­ways look­ing for some­thing new to do and it will be a good boost for tourism in the re­gion.

Ann Ko­pitzke, Air­lie Beach: I don't think the Whit­sun­days needs a casino be­cause the re­gion sells it­self on it's nat­u­ral beauty. That's why people travel here.

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