Sailing club holds off land block sale
AFTER much debate, the future of the Whitsunday Sailing Club-owned land near the Port of Airlie Marina has been decided.
At a meeting of committee members on Sunday, it was decided to hang on to the land with a view to making a decision about its long-term future at a later date.
The small piece of land, lot 104, is located at the north-western corner of the Port of Airlie.
It is not clear how many members voted for the retention of the land or who voted against the sale, but a quorum of 75% was needed to arrive at a decision.
Club secretary Leonie Matthews said this percentage was reached and committee member Brendon Darbey said there were multiple factors that influenced the committee's decision.
“Everybody had different reasons. I don't think the storm recently has helped, I think some people feel the market may be depressed,”