Whing­ing cap­i­tal of Aus­tralia

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

Philip Tovey Townsville

It ap­pears that ev­ery time a great idea or pro­ject comes along; out come the whingers or protesters with noth­ing else to do with their time.

When I first ar­rived in Air­lie the idea of a la­goon came up. Groups went to dif­fer­ent venues ev­ery Fri­day to raise money for the pro­ject then the protesters came out. Then it was Port of Air­lie and out they came.

Then the ho­tel to be built on the re­claimed land, and of course Ab­bot Point. Now they are whing­ing about the in­flat­able en­ter­tain­ment in the bay giv­ing chil­dren of all ages fun ac­tiv­i­ties in­stead of wan­der­ing the streets.

Last Mon­day I paid a visit to Air­lie and wit­nessed all hav­ing great fun in the bay. Then I had a read of the pa­per. What a let down. Air­lie must be the whing­ing cap­i­tal of Aus­tralia

I HAVE been in mar­itime tourism in the Whit­sun­days for about 25 years and have re­cently moved to Townsville.

It’s a vi­brant, go ahead bust town, far from what goes on in Air­lie Beach.

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