Save our mar­ket

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

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

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