Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

WE HAVE a hard work­ing Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil staff and elected of­fi­cers who are all lis­ten­ing to res­i­dents’ wishes to a greater ex­tent than ever be­fore.

Town plan­ning has been a con­tentious and dif­fi­cult process and has been fraught with emo­tional rhetoric, re­sult­ing in dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion mak­ing for coun­cil­lors.

We all want qual­ity, aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing, well planned de­vel­op­ments.

Po­ten­tial de­vel­op­ers are will­ing to lis­ten and adapt within rea­son.

We can­not be sur­prised if de­vel­op­ers go to the Land Court, as hap­pened at the Sands de­vel­op­ment op­po­site Home Hard­ware.

Our builders have lit­tle work and their sup­port for tradies and their fam­i­lies will as a con­se­quence suf­fer.

Air­lie Beach will again be thrust back into the dol­drums of rel­a­tive fi­nan­cial ne­glect with­out some large scale on­go­ing de­vel­op­ment, where such is hard to gain any­where in the presently de­pressed world fi­nan­cial set­ting.

David Gill­man

Air­lie Beach

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