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WHO cares if it’s eight storeys, 12 storeys or 20 storeys? It’s only Air­lie Beach. Most of us lo­cals don’t live there any­way – and we only go in oc­ca­sion­ally to use the place like a tourist.

If some de­vel­oper wants to build that high be­cause they can’t make it work eco­nom­i­cally in Air­lie at a lower height – which I fully understand, tell them to build some­where cheaper like Proser­pine or Bowen. With none of this silly anti-de­vel­op­ment non­sense in those places they would be wel­comed with open arms.

Also – has any­one no­ticed (on TV weather re­ports etc) that Air­lie is not recog­nised as “the Whit­sun­days” any more – Hamil­ton Is­land is. It is shown as the fea­ture “town” for the Whit­sun­days. Hamil­ton res­i­dents have been ac­tively try­ing to do this for years and no one on the main­land has tried to keep this iconic name. I sup­pose it doesn’t mat­ter too much – Air­lie is just a back­packer and ser­vice town to the pri­vately owned Whit­sun­day is­lands.

David Thomas Can­non­vale

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