WELL done Cr Ramage for getting to the heart of highrise. In the Whitsunday
Times January 28, he was quoted as saying “there was still always the provision within the town plan for developers to submit applications for increased heights to be assessed on their individual merits”.
So why do Mayor Whitney and Cr Clifford want to concrete over the Airlie tourist precinct with blanket highrise? Why do they cling to the Place Report?
Why the recent vote against further consultation with the people who live here and those that visit?
Where is the common sense, transparency and democracy?
We have plenty of room to develop out and up already, so there is no need to go higher than the currently available heights with setbacks.
We get conned all the time here because of the town’s short-sighted “cargo cult” mentality and lack of proper planning.
Improve what we have first. Fix the eyesores, coun- cil’s and landlords’. Become pedestrian friendly.
There can be no turning back from rampant high-rise. Proper research is the correct and responsible action. There are much better development choices for growing tourism and jobs. Andrew Marshall Cannonvale