Beach buzz is back
WHITSUNDAY COAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE President Allan Milostic
WHILE the school holidays brought a well-earned break for some, it was also a much-needed shot in the arm for the main street of Airlie Beach, with many reporting good trade.
The glorious weather, southerners’ complaints about their cold snap and a well-timed cruise ship brought back the Airlie vibe and it seemed truly like business as usual.
Same with insurance and building progress. Small jobs have been done and bigger projects are starting. The chamber has liaised with the council and building companies on accommodation issues and shortages.
Building companies need to bring up many more workers and once here, works will progress rapidly.
We’ll work together to make sure tourist accommodation remains available.
Along with TW, GW3 and other representatives, I attended a gathering with Senator Matthew Canavan, the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia.
The message was driven home that real infrastructure investment, telecommunications and flood-proofing roads were absolute priorities.
The chamber also met with the council and discussed issues from a council service centre in Cannonvale, rate abatement and utilising the Waterson Way site.
The most important meeting was with disaster recovery specialist Rob Gordon on mental health.
Hands up if you are working non-stop. Keep your hands up if you feel like you’re stressed and not getting anywhere. Keep them up if you feel you can’t think creatively or make good decisions. It’s the cortisol state.
Don’t let stress and circumstances affect you, your family or your business. Take some time to look after yourself. You will work better and achieve much more.
Our AGM is August 3. We want more committee members, particularly in hospitality.
Membership invoices will be sent soon and members notified.