ONE YEAR AGO...

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THIS time last year, Chi­na­town was at the fore­front again with the de­cid­ing vote of whether it would go ahead made by then-deputy mayor An­drew Will­cox.

It came as the de­vel­oper, Peter ‘Ray­mond’ Wang, was un­able to stick to the terms of the con­tract. The de­ci­sion drew a halt to the de­vel­op­ment.

Prepa­ra­tions were un­der way for the re­gion’s first in­ter­na­tional flights. New Zealand was first on the list and it was ex­pected flights could be op­er­at­ing by win­ter 2016.

It was big news for BIG4 Ad­ven­ture Re­sort, which took out Bronze at the Na­tional Aus­tralian Tourism Awards, and some celebrity faces popped into town, with Kyal and Kara Demm­rich from ren­o­vat­ing se­ries The Block help­ing to cel­e­brate Beau­mont Tiles Air­lie Beach com­ing un­der new own­er­ship.

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