Things heat up as Whitsunday Residents Oppose High-Rise Hotel Developments in Court
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The Whitsundays is a popular tourist spot that attracts both domestic and international tourists. This breathtaking destination captures the essence and beauty of tropical Australia and offers unforgettable experiences to all who visit it.
Airlie Beach is a tourist hot spot in north Queensland and residents oppose a proposal for a high-rise hotel.
Opponents claim the council is using taxpayer funds to fund their legal expenses. The Whitsunday Regional Council approved the 12-story structure citing the need for more jobs and accommodation in the area.
Save Our Foreshore is a community group that has taken the matter before the Queensland Planning and Environment Court. Their legal battle has raised over $100,000 to date. She expressed her confusion at the decision of the council and stressed the importance to preserve the low-rise waterfront character for tourism.
The council supported the proposal despite many objections from the locals. Pelt stated that the opposition is struggling to pay increasing court costs. The total cost of the case will be between $250,000 to $350,000, he estimated.
McGaffin acknowledged that change is inevitable given the influx of tourists through various modes of transportation, but stated that the focus should be on controlling and managing the growth responsibly. Pelt hopes for a resolution in favor of the community as fundraising efforts continue.
The hearing for this case is scheduled for the Planning and Environment Court later in the month.