Compared to Noosa
IF YOU travel down Hasting Street at Noosa, you would not know you were beside the beach, it is full of concrete, and you could be anywhere. Is that what is going to happen to Airlie? I hope not. Being able to access and see the beach is what the people want, and enough space that it does not feel like rush hour. Whether the road is straight or curved will not be the reason I would go to Airlie Beach. I require nice shops, and pleasant staff, good restaurants that don't charge an arm and a leg for a meal that is finished in six mouthfuls.
At this time, it is hard to find a nice shop where you are greeted with a smile, a restaurant that is value for money, and somewhere to be able to take my dog, who is our companion. At the moment, I get those requirements from the Strand in Townsville. So Townsville is where I spend my local earned dollar.
I find it hard to understand that swapping land, and the local government supporting it is actually legal. Jan Jarratt you have come down in my estimation and you will not be getting my vote.
After reading other letters to the editor I find it mind boggling that the curved road is even considered. Another hotel is the last thing Airlie Beach needs. A water park would be nice.