Signs of positivity increase with time
IT’S going to be a long time before the words Cyclone Debbie leave us.
That much is evidenced by the number of stories that cross my desk on a daily basis related to the category 4 storm that struck us four months ago now.
But the tone of those stories is changing.
Just as the landscape is looking far less battle-scarred than it was in April or May, the nature of our news is generally on a more “upwards” tack.
This week we have been able to report on movement at Lindeman Island, where development had stalled long before Debbie was even imagined.
We are also hopeful of movement at the Whitsunday Shopping Centre, another piece of the region’s infrastructure that locals are keen to see progress.
And there are many more stories of resilience and hope, from our front page on Ben Southall’s ‘Mission Whitsundays’ to the wonderful announcement of post-cyclone funding raised and distributed to worthy community groups.
Now all we need is for our governments to stop fighting and give us the disaster funding we deserve.
Then we’d really be on track to brighter days.