Don’t miss out
THERE was fantastic news for the whole region as council announced funding for $40 million upgrade to the Whitsunday Coast Airport.
This is a much-needed shot in the arm for a region struggling to cope with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.
Congratulations go out to Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Wilcox and his team.
As for Disaster Relief Funding, we have had a massive response to the article in last week’s Whitsunday Times.
In fact, we have been inundated with calls and emails and people’s stories.
Whilst there are many who have successfully applied, others have been declined on technicalities or slipped through the cracks despite the intent of the funding.
There is strong support from local members and QRAA officers are listening, so if you feel you have a legitimate claim that had been rejected, please contact the chamber.
Remember, even if you are insured, your excess will be covered and reimbursed.
SMALL business Recovery Grant Applications are now goals and monitor your performance regularly, you need to contact the chamber for more information
Meanwhile it was encouraging to hear the Reef Summit focusing on a structured program of active intervention to save our reef.
It is a delicate living structure that contributes billions to our economy.
It is time to think outside the box.
Is it possible to turn some of these protective activities into subsidised eco-tourism ventures?
There would be no shortage of volunteers.
The Whitsundays region will need to reinvent and repackage its offer.
We have lost some natural assets but it is still an area of staggering beauty and potential and massive opportunities.
Our next networking breakfast is on June 29.
Head to our website for all the details.
To contact us regarding Disaster Relief Funding email info@whitsunday coastchamber.com.au.
if you feel you have a legitimate claim that had been rejected, please contact the chamber. — Allan Milostic
HELP AT HAND: Disaster Relief Funding is available.