Our hid­den gem

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

I WOULD like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank Paul Dar­rouzet in tak­ing the ini­tia­tive to fix the eye­sore along Shin­g­ley Beach be­tween the Shin­g­ley Beach Re­sort and the Abell Point Ma­rina.

We have pestered the pre­vi­ous coun­cil on and off for the past four years to fix Shin­g­ley Beach and pro­vide more sand.

Shin­g­ley Beach and Park are used pre­dom­i­nately by lo­cals from Can­non­vale, Air­lie and Ju­bilee Pocket. Dur­ing Easter a lot of lo­cal fam­i­lies took ad­van­tage of the re­fined beach outlook and at­mos­phere.

In Novem­ber 2015 we made a ma­jor point and re­ceived ed­i­to­rial cov­er­age from the Times. This re­sulted in a num­ber of truck loads of sand be­ing placed on the west­ern end of the beach the week prior to Christ­mas.

It’s sad in a way when the pre­vi­ous coun­cil over four years made an elec­tion point that they were look­ing af­ter our fore­shore. They have, in some as­pects, but Shin­g­ley missed out big time.

Now with the in­ge­nu­ity of pri­vate en­ter­prise, the beach and ap­proach are what they should have been four years ago.

So lo­cals if you have not been to Shin­g­ley, the bou­tique end of town, come and see and en­joy.

Thanks Paul, we only hope that the new coun­cil can main­tain what has been achieved. Nigel Pem­ber­ton, man­ager Shin­g­ley Beach Re­sort

SCENIC: The east­ern end of Shin­g­ley Beach.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

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