Blan­ket high-rise

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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, which is at odds to the E3 Plan­ning P/L re­port.

The E3 re­port was pre­pared in Oc­to­ber 2015 by pro­fes­sion­als ex­pert in en­vi­ron­men­tal, ur­ban and re­gional plan­ning.

It con­cludes with: “With­out any strate­gic anal­y­sis of the po­ten­tial im­pacts that an in­crease in al­low­able height might have upon eco­nomic growth, ur­ban form and char­ac­ter, com­mu­nity co­he­sion and sur­round­ing precincts, the in­creases in height pro­posed are not jus­ti­fied and should not be adopted.”

Town Plan­ning has a copy, your coun­cil­lor has a copy.

Ask to see it and then you will re­alise that the coun­cil’s Place Re­port is merely a mar­ket­ing brochure and does not jus­tify blan­ket high-rise in Air­lie. An­drew Mar­shall Can­non­vale

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