News

Airport to Airlie hits web

MARATHON MISSON: Brad Sobott is hoping to raise awareness and money for the Whitsunday Coast Airport by running 42 kilometres from the aiport back to the main street of Airlie Beach. photo contribted
MARATHON MISSON: Brad Sobott is hoping to raise awareness and money for the Whitsunday Coast Airport by running 42 kilometres from the aiport back to the main street of Airlie Beach. photo contribted

WHITSUNDAY real estate agent Brad Sobott has been busy with more than just physical training for his Airport to Airlie Awareathon, with the launching of a website to help raise funds and awareness for his cause.

Mr Sobott has lived in the Whitsundays since 2009 and on June 10 will run a 42.2km marathon to raise awareness for the Whitsunday Coast Airport and hopefully secure a direct flight to either Sydney or Melbourne that will boost the economy in the region.

Mr Sobott hopes the launch of his new website will educate people in the Whitsundays about his mission and encourage them to support him in his endeavour to attract direct flights from Australia's two biggest cities.

"My main objective is to raise $42,000 as a marketing incentive for airlines to re-instate direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne to the area," he said.

"The website provides more information about the awareathon and it also makes it easier for people to help out by donating money towards the cause.

"I believe we live and work in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet and think it is about time we did something about it.

"The funds raised by the awareathon will go towards inbound destination marketing activity and that will go a long way to helping promote future services."

Mr Sobott hopes the community will get behind him and help put the region back on the map.

"I cannot reach our fundraising goal by myself, I need the help and support the community," he said.

Anyone who wants more information or to donate to Mr Sobott's cause should visit airport2airlie.com.au or phone on 0411 236 507.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Power out across region

An expected power outage has wiped out electricity across the Whitsundays.

Power is out across the Whitsundays.

The 5 best burgers in the Whitsundays

Little Vegas was voted top 5 place for burgers in the Whitsundays

What was your pick for best burgers in the Whitsundays?

Sportspark master plan reveals a bright future

NEXT STAGE: The Whitsunday Sportspark draft master plan, including the stages it is set to be completed in.

The future looks bright for Whitsunday Sportspark.

Local Partners

Spurred on to help Tour de Cure mates

JOHN Mol and Annie Judd know first-hand what it's like to lose a loved one to cancer, having both recently lost their sisters.

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

The surprising problem police face at Woodford Folk Festival

STREET SCENE: Woodford Folk Festival 2016.

The biggest issue for police at Woodfordia is not what you'd expect

Ed Sheeran wants Beyonce collaboration

Ed Sheeran wants to record a duet with Beyoncé.

Nicole Kidman squirms through questions on Keith

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

'God, you guys are personal ... that’s for him to talk about'

Mark Salling's child porn court date cancelled

Mark Salling's upcoming court hearing has been cancelled

Steve Carell pulls cruel prank on fans of the office

Steve Carrell decided to pull a cruel prank on fans of The Office

Lee Lin Chin's man-crazy, beer-loving side revealed

HAVE A BEER: Lee Lin Chin her tips and quips on life.

SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin offers up satirical tips and quips.

Married at First Sight: M'boro dad to feature on reality TV

LOOKING FOR LOVE: Farmer Sean Hollands, 35, from Maryborough will feature on the upcoming new season of Married At First Sight.

A bull riding accident put everything into perspective for Sean.

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!