ONE YEAR AGO...
IN THIS edition one year ago today, a newly formed “Fight for Airlie” group called on Whitsunday Regional Council to stick to the zones and building heights of the 2009 town plan or wait for the 2016 election.
At the time council proposed building height changes that would see buildings as high as four, eight and 12 storeys in parts of Airlie Beach.
Fight for Airlie spokesperson Corrie Gardner said the group believed council had failed to inform the community in a timely manner about the proposed changes and felt there has been insufficient community engagement.
In other news, the Proserpine Lions Rodeo for Suicide Prevention was readying for its Whitsunday debut and the Mayor’s Charity Masquerade Ball announced they’d raised more than $16,700 for the Black Dog Institute.