Will­cox for mayor?

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

WELL An­drew Will­cox, you are the per­son who signed off on the sale of the Water­son Way land to the Chi­nese.

Then, with your two votes against the Chi­na­town pro­posal re­cently, you lost Air­lie Beach a $300 mil­lion de­vel­op­ment, which would have added an­other di­men­sion to the town’s main street.

As Steve Marks put it last week in no un­cer­tain terms, de­vel­op­ers are few and far be­tween for such an en­ter­prise.

Worse than that, at last week's coun­cil meet­ing ( Whit­sun­day

Times re­port last week), you had the hide to pro­pose that the Water­son Way land be put up for ten­der for its pur­chase and de­vel­op­ment.

You have re­peat­edly stated that you want to see that par­cel of land de­vel­oped, so I fail to see any logic in your po­si­tion.

Any com­pe­tent ex­ec­u­tive al­ways leaves the door slightly ajar to al­low for ei­ther a so­lu­tion or com­pro­mise but in your case you have slammed the door shut. You wish to be mayor? I sug­gest that you stick to your toma­toes. Lester Ri­ley Air­lie Beach

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