Ferry services back from Shute Harbour
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.