Community invited to open day
THE Whitsunday Coast Airport will be holding a community open day on Sunday, January 22 from 2pm until 5pm. The airport's General Manager for Business Development Scott Waters said the purpose of the open day was to properly introduce the newly refurbished facility to the community.
"It's a big deal for the region," he said.
"Obviously there was the official opening with the government (last month), but we're very keen to open the doors to the community and for the community to have access to the airport," he said.
"It's not often you get to go through a working airport but we do have an opportunity to open the doors and let people through security to have a look around."
The open day will include static aircraft displays, a jumping castle, face painting, local entertainers, and a charity barbecue. There will also be an unveiling ceremony for the airport's new official plaque.
Mayor Mike Brunker said there were people in the community who might not travel so this provided the perfect opportunity for them to come and familiarise themselves with the region's brand new gateway.
"People can come and have a look at what the (state) government have spent their money on and what we've spent our money on," Cr Brunker said.
"2012 is going to be a different year for us on the economic front and the airport is a huge link in that positive future," he said.