DORY AND NEMO DISAPPEAR
THE new Airlie Beach entry statement is not yet complete, but already opinions have been divided.
Online, debate has been raging over the inclusion of two fish statues, a clown fish and a blue tang, in the work in progress.
Contractors Plants Whitsundays confirmed they were asked to take the fish down last Thursday.
The fish were not included in the original concept.
The discussion was started with a post in the Facebook group Whitsundays Chat by local Mitch Andrew, who suggested the fish would be susceptible to theft.
“How long do you think it will be before someone flogs those fake fish from the new Main Street garden?” he wrote. A number of responses implied this would be a good thing.
“I hope someone takes them, they look tacky as hell,” Steve Hodgetts wrote.
Not everyone agreed however.
“I hope they are electrified so any would-be thief gets zapped!” Sharon Alice Williams wrote.
Division 1 councillor Jan Clifford said the council had approved the final concept designed by Tropical Designs, however the project was being directed by Skal International Whitsundays.
The group was not able to be reached for comment.
However, Cr Clifford did say Plants Whitsunday was not asked by the council to remove the fish.
WHERE’S NEMO? Contractors Plants Whitsunday removed the fish last week.