Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

LOOK­ING back at this time last year, there was def­i­nitely a sense of deja vu on more than one level.

Hump­back whales were sighted by Oz Sail em­ployee Alex Cun­ning­ham as his “Spank Me” ves­sel was cruis­ing near White­haven Beach, de­spite them not be­ing ex­pected to ap­pear un­til late June.

There was also dis­cus­sion about the fu­ture of the Air­lie Beach round­about with Mayor An­drew Will­cox an­nounc­ing coun­cil would soon fi­nalise plans for what came to be the Heart of the Reef en­try state­ment.

The big story of the week sur­rounded a visit from the Con­sul-Gen­eral of China, touch­ing down in the Whit­sun­days for the first time as part of a bid to ex­tend the Chi­nese mar­ket to the re­gion.

Res­i­dents also had a chance to have their say on the Air­lie Beach Fore­shore Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion Pro­posal.

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