From the editor's desk
IT’S encouraging to see the ongoing progress at the Whitsunday Shopping Centre.
I for one am looking forward to the re-opening of Island Drive and the finalisation of some plans for the future of the centre.
Wouldn’t it be great to think that what’s to come is even better than what we had before.
Let’s hope new dreams and businesses rise up from the ashes as well as the ones that were already there.
Our thoughts are still very much with those who haven’t been able to re-open yet
We sincerely hope they all do – whether at this location or somewhere new.
It’s also been pleasing this week to see the plans for establishing New Zealand flights have not gone away despite the long and drawn-out election process.
Our new mayor Andrew Willcox is approaching the situation with an abundance of caution – because as he has always said, he wants to ensure the deal “stacks up”.
And while our federal politicians have been in the region pledging their support, this still needs approval at a local government level.
All six of our new councillors around the table must make the decisions on this venture going forward.
We hope the choices they make will be the right ones for the whole community.
On a final note, we are all now looking ahead to Anzac Day.
As usual, the Whitsundays won’t disappoint, with services and commemorations planned across our communities.
We’ll look forward to seeing you out there on the day – and please feel free to send your images and impressions to firstname.lastname@example.org or share to our Facebook page. Sharon Smallwood Editor