PROPOSAL: The draft plan for the Airlie Beach foreshore project. 
Photo contributed.
PROPOSAL: The draft plan for the Airlie Beach foreshore project. Photo contributed.

Plans proposed for foreshore revitalisation

LOCALS can now officially have their say on the Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Proposal, with the public consultation period beginning today.

Mayor Andrew Willcox said the area was suffering from serious degradation and council was committed making it a multi-purpose space for both residents and tourists.

"The Airlie Beach foreshore is an iconic and much-loved community space, and we've worked hard to develop a draft plan that returns the temporary car park adjoining the Whitsunday Sailing Club to its intended use of parkland," Cr Willcox said.

"In order to get this project right, we want as many people as possible to take a look at our draft plan, which includes such things as feature gardens and pathways, serviced areas for the market stalls, an outdoor stage and additional public toilet facilities, and provide us with their opinions and feedback," he said.

Councillor Jan Clifford, who chairs the Airlie Beach Foreshore Project Control Group, said that all feedback received during the public consultation period would be considered before the development of the final Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation plan.

"Council is committed to engaging our community in decision-making, especially on significant projects such as this, which is why we're using a variety of engagement tools to obtain community feedback on the draft plan," Cr Clifford said.

"Over the next three weeks, our community engagement team will be attending the Airlie Beach markets to explain the draft plan, answer any questions and take on board suggestions which members of the public may have," she said.

"We've also set up a display at the Cannonvale Library, where community members can look at the draft plan and provide their feedback, and there's ample information available on Council's website regarding our vision to improve the foreshore."

PROPOSAL: The Airlie Beach foreshore revitalisation project is planned to take place in two stages.
Photo contributed.
PROPOSAL: The Airlie Beach foreshore revitalisation project is planned to take place in two stages. Photo contributed.

 

Members of the community can participate in the public consultation process by: 

  • Collecting a map from the Cannonvale library, Airlie Beach market stall or website, detailing their suggestions and returning it.
  • Completing the survey that is available online between Thursday, June 2 and Thursday, June 23, 2016 or completing one at the Airlie Beach markets on Saturday, June 4 or Saturday, June 11, 2016.
  • Writing a letter and returning it by mail or email between Thursday, June 2 and Thursday, June 23, 2016 or dropping it off at the Airlie Beach markets on Saturday, June 4 or Saturday, June 11, 2016.
    Letters should be posted to PO Box 943, Airlie Beach QLD 4802 or emailed to airliebeachforeshore@rpsgroup.com.au.
  • A suggestion box will be available for all letters and maps at the Cannonvale library between the Thursday, June 2 and Thursday, June 23, 2016 or at the Airlie Beach markets on Saturday, June 4 or Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Contact details:

  • PO Box 104 Proserpine Qld 4800
  • P: 07 4945 0200 F: 07 4945 0222
  • E: info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au
  • W: www.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au ABN 63 291 580 128 

Further information on how members of the community can participate in the public consultation period is available on Council's website at http://www.whitsunday.qld.gov.au/511/Airlie-Beach-Foreshore-Revitalisation-Pr.


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