An­other busy fort­night for our Whit­sun­days

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY COAST CHAM­BER OF COM­MERCE were pre­sented to the hear­ing in ad­di­tion to ev­i­dence be­ing given on is­sues such as the air­port, Bruce High­way flood­ing, ad­min­is­tra­tion of dis­as­ter re­lief fund­ing and in­sur­ance de­lays and prob­lems.

The cham­ber at­tended the TW meet­ing with Kerry Smeltzer from the De­part­ment of Tourism, Ma­jor Events, Small Busi­ness with a view to declar­ing the en­tire Whit­sun­day Re­gion Re­cov­ery a “Pre­scribed Project”.

It means that the Co-or­di­na­tor Gen­eral will have ex­tra­or­di­nary pow­ers to as­sist with, stream­line and re­move many ap­proval pro­cesses and de­lays for sig­nif­i­cant pro­jects in the area. Now is the time to ini­ti­ate any new de­vel­op­ment, ex­pan­sion or re­de­vel­op­ment project.

Mem­ber­ships are due and I en­cour­age all ex­ist­ing mem­bers to re­new.

Any new busi­nesses con­sid­er­ing join­ing are wel­come to phone me di­rectly on 0419 343 345.

The busi­ness com­mu­nity needs a voice to have any say in the de­vel­op­ment of the re­gion.

Things are slowly start­ing to progress and there are some ex­cit­ing pro­jects be­ing dis­cussed for the main­land as well as re­cov­ery for the is­land re­sorts.

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