Mayor: coun­cil is lis­ten­ing to mar­ket con­cerns

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY Mayor An­drew Will­cox says coun­cil is lis­ten­ing to com­mu­nity feed­back about pro­pos­als to re­vi­talise the Air­lie Beach fore­shore.

Last week he said coun­cil­lors had fielded many calls in­di­cat­ing the com­mu­nity needed more time for con­sul­ta­tion, with the pe­riod now ex­tended to July 27.

“Coun­cil is com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing the Air­lie Beach fore­shore, which is suf­fer­ing from se­ri­ous en­vi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion and restor­ing it to be­come a multi-pur­pose space for both res­i­dents and tourists to en­joy,” he said.

“We want as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to take a look at our draft plan, which in­cludes such things as fea­ture gar­dens and path­ways, ser­viced ar­eas for the mar­ket stalls, an out­door stage and ad­di­tional pub­lic toi­let fa­cil­i­ties, and pro­vide us with their opin­ions and feed­back.

“This pro­posal is not set in stone and we fully in­tend to in­cor­po­rate the feed­back we re­ceive dur­ing this con­sul­ta­tion process into our draft plan and take it back to our com­mu­nity again.”

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity can par­tic­i­pate in the pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion process by:

Col­lect­ing a map from the Can­non­vale Li­brary, Air­lie Beach mar­ket stall or coun­cil’s web­site, de­tail­ing their sug­ges­tions and re­turn­ing it;

Com­plet­ing the on­line sur­vey;

Writ­ing a let­ter and re­turn­ing it by mail or email.

Letters should be posted to: PO Box 943, Air­lie Beach Qld 4802, or emailed to air­liebeach­fore­shore@rps­

BEAU­TIFY: Coun­cil has pro­posed a plan to re­vi­talise the Air­lie Beach fore­shore.

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