Sail­ing club holds off land block sale

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Peter Car­ruthers Peter.Car­ruthers@ news­re­gional­me­

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,”

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