Save our market
THE market at Airlie has long been a draw card for our tourists and people from places like Bowen and Mackay.
We have been connected with the market since its inception in 1979, my husband having a stall from then until last year and we ran it for a long time having many fights with the council to keep it going.
The market gave a large dona- tion to build the square-tunda and also the bridge over Airlie Creek.
If the market gets moved the musicians etc will have nowhere to perform.
The whole area is used for many other things, Carols, fetes, fundraisers of all sorts.
The council want to pretty it up to attract more tourists. Rubbish!
No-one is going to spend time there without some special attention. No-one looks at their so called Botanical Gardens which are dull and boring and a waste of money.
If the stalls have to stand on dirt there will be health issues with food stalls, craft and clothes will get dirty.
We have been told people can park at Woolworths or the Lagoon, no-one will walk that far with their week’s supply of fruit and veg.
Strop trying to make this area a posh international tourist destination, it will never happen and we don’t want it anyway.
Keep the backpackers, the bread and butter of the town, encourage families.
We had two popular caravan parks which the council closed as they are not high class.
Stop wasting OUR money and doing unnecessary things.
Myra Robinson Cannonvalley