On your watch
I AM not surprised that the Chinatown project has been slow in evolving because I suggest they may have been led to believe that getting eight storeys approved for the site would be just a simple matter of changing the town plan.
Well welcome to Airlie Beach. It is not just that simple because the people living here have a passion for their town and will decide the direction in which it goes.
The message of “no high-rise for Airlie Beach” is ringing loud and clear. What part of this don’t some councillors understand? If they want to leave a legacy after their time in office let it be that they fought to protect the uniqueness of the town and stopped high-rise development.
The burnt piece of land beside Terraces is for sale and a large hotel could be tiered up the slope and not offend anyone. It would create the same employment, is close to town and also has great views.
I cannot believe that more than 10 years after the huge battle by the residents to save the foreshore carpark from development we are having to go through it all again and with some of the same councillors.
The big message to all councillors is to be proud of the uniqueness of the low-level development in Airlie Beach and (don’t) allow it to get stuffed up on your watch.
Dennis Mundle Jubilee Pocket