Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

THE Air­lie Fore­shore Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion Project has started. So for the past five weeks the only ap­par­ent work un­der­taken is to ex­tend the com­ple­tion date by a month.

While the WRC has handed over the area to the con­trac­tor, the lack of pre-plan­ning is starkly ap­par­ent, frus­trat­ing and em­bar­rass­ing.

Cruise ship tourists are trans­ported to the mar­kets, but alas the pub­lic toi­lets there are fenced off. Many pas­sen­gers are el­derly and are un­able to walk quickly to the La­goon toi­lets’ area. There are seven more ships ar­riv­ing in Oc­to­ber and many more in No­vem­ber through to March.

In the mid­dle of school hol­i­days there are no pub­lic toi­lets at the Es­planade end of town. When kids need to go to the toi­let they need to go now.

I see fam­i­lies walk­ing on the road clos­est to the beach, look­ing for an en­try point.

They want and ex­pect to get ac­cess to the wa­ter, shaded gaze­bos and play­ground.

Surely this project could be done in phases, so lo­cals and tourists are not dis­rupted.

Be­fore the com­ple­tion of the project, we also have the Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic, Christ­mas and New Year hol­i­days.

Please some­one at WRC have some com­mon sense.

— Chris O’Reilly

Air­lie Beach

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