Ferry ser­vices back from Shute Har­bour

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY COAST CHAM­BER OF COM­MERCE Pres­i­dent Al­lan Milostic

GREAT news this week as ferry ser­vices recom­mence from Shute Har­bour.

Given the scale of the dam­age sus­tained by the ter­mi­nal fa­cil­i­ties, coun­cil is to be com­mended on this achieve­ment.

Not only will it take pres­sure off Port of Air­lie and al­le­vi­ate the ob­vi­ous park­ing is­sues there, but Shute Har­bour will play an in­te­gral role in the re-build­ing and re­cov­ery of all of our lo­cal is­land re­sorts, and will al­low cru­cial sav­ings in travel times that can now be con­verted to pro­duc­tive re­con­struc­tion by the builders.

Sim­i­larly, the La­goon ap­pears to be on track and we all look for­ward to the re­open­ing party sched­uled for Satur­day, Septem­ber 2.

Visi­tors and lo­cals alike have been look­ing for­ward to the re-open­ing and the cham­ber will be work­ing with coun­cil and Tourism Whitsundays to heav­ily pro­mote the re-open­ing pool party.

All main street traders are in­vite to sub­mit ideas and get in­volved.

The day co­in­cides with a cruise ship visit so the mar­kets will be op­er­at­ing and Air­lie Beach will be buzzing.

Come and en­joy the day and your open­ing dip in the pool.

There are also some signs of op­ti­mism on the Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port front with up­grades on track, the new de­par­ture lounge near­ing com­ple­tion and the Open Day this Satur­day af­ter­noon where the kids will have the chance to ride their bikes on the run­way.

The cham­ber’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing has been resched­uled for Thurs­day, Au­gust 17 from 7.30pm at the Ray White Board­room at Reef Plaza, Paluma Rd.

All mem­bers are wel­come and strongly en­cour­aged to at­tend.

Nom­i­na­tions for com­mit­tee po­si­tions are still open but must be re­ceived by Au­gust 3.

If you are a mem­ber and would like to be proac­tive in the busi­ness com­mu­nity, please down­load a nom­i­na­tion form from our web­site.

Busi­ness is get­ting back on track and pos­i­tive times are ahead.

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