HOW much of Whitsunday ratepayers’ funds have been wasted on the wailing wall at the top of the main street of Airlie simply to enable buses to turn around at the end of Airlie Crescent?
A simple “No Through Road” sign could have been erected and buses should not need to enter this area.
My understanding was that the whole focus of the main street of Airlie upgrade was to maintain a village atmosphere.
This meant getting large vehicles to use Waterson Way (the reason we were given for its development in the first place).
However council in its wisdom commandeered the old taxi rank on the main street and created a bus stop, despite the public consultation process which overwhelmingly supported getting the buses out of the main street.
Apparently council only listens to public opinion when it is in line with council policy.
Please tell me now that more ratepayer funds are not being used to subsidise the latest “free” bus service.
Now we have these vehicles belching diesel fumes through the centre of town and the al fresco dining precinct all night as well.
When is Council going to acknowledge public opinion and send the buses via Waterson Way, or was the development of the “bypass road” just a ploy to create access to property for developers? Rob Johnston Riordanvale