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.