OPEN letter to Whitsunday shire councillors:
Big projects are needed for the survival of our region. Our builders have little work, their support trades and their families are suffering.
Let's not waste a $300 million opportunity and give Mr Wang sufficient time in which to settle Waterson Way.
Mr Wang is truly a distinguished "new Australian". Noone else has contributed to the prosperity of our region to the extent Mr Wang has.
During the past three years Mr Wang has promoted the Whitsunday region abroad and assisted the local community financially. Three years ago he opened the Whitsunday branch of the Chinese Australia Entrepreneurs Association to promote local businesses. He invited the highest Chinese Buddhist authority His Highness Abbot Dao Ci to the blessing ceremony of the Whitsunday branch. He arranged the formalities and ceremonies related to Whitsunday’s sister cities with Yong Ning City and Zho Shan City. He opened up the Whitsunday seafood export market to China with a $5 million first MOU contract signed in Hong Kong.
Mr Wang’s company published 100,000 books at a cost of $200,000 to promote the Whitsunday region abroad and interstate. Last year Mr Wang sponsored the first hosting of Chinese New Year celebrations and fireworks at a cost of $20,000. He also invited more than 20 delegations to visit the Whitsundays to facilitate business and investments opportunities in the Whitsunday region. He promoted the Whitsundays at the International Island Conference held by the United Nations, and Whitsunday was awarded "Most Popular Destination in the Top 10”.
Recently he sponsored the Black Dog Institution and provided the prize money as well. In addition he also sponsored the Whitsunday Music Festival and the International Song Competi- tion at a cost of $22,000.
His assisting and working together with the entire Whitsunday community should be recognised.
Together let's give Mr Wang three weeks to provide the bank guarantee required under the terms of council's contract. David Gillman President Whitsunday Ratepayers’ Association Inc