ONE YEAR AGO...
THERE were a number of watchful eyes enlisted over Airlie Beach this time last year – 84 to be exact, and in the form of CCTV cameras.
More than $725,000 in federal funding was used for the installation of the cameras, which would allow Whitsunday Police to keep a watchful eye on the Safe Night Precint from their station.
Popular morning program the Today Show revealed it was on its way to Airlie Beach as part of the show’s We Love Australia tour.
A 2.4km bike track specifically designed for mountain biking was opened in the Whitsundays, much to the pleasure of riders across the region. The easy-going track allowed riders of all levels to give it a go.
And country singer/songwriter Bill Chambers was announced as the Airlie Beach Festival of Music’s very own ambassador.