Whinging capital of Australia
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.