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Community Consultation will be taking place over the next month to allow residents to put forward their ideas for the long-term future of Shute Harbour.
The marine facility at Shute Harbour was damaged extensively during Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, with funding for major repairs recently granted by insurers and through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
Before major restoration works take place over the next year, Council would like to know what the community feels is important for the future of Shute Harbour.
At this stage, Council will only be able to restore the damaged terminal buildings, seawall, jetties and pontoons, however there is an opportunity for future-proofing the site.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said the consultation process would allow for all ideas and suggestions to be recorded and considered during restoration.
“We may not have the funds right now to expand upon the repairs, but we can make sure we don’t rule anything out for long-term planning,” he said.
“We want to get this right, and put ourselves in the best position possible for any future development.”
“By future-proofing the facility, we can make sure we budget appropriately for any upcoming development at Shute Harbour.”
Community Consultation will be open from Monday 9 October to Monday 6 November 2017.Residents will be able to give their feedback online at Your Say Whitsunday, by leaving a submission at Customer Service Centres around the region, and in person at the following Information Stalls:
• Friday 13 October – Lions lookout Shute Harbour, 9am – 1pm• Saturday 21 October - Airlie Beach Markets, 8am – 12noon
To find out more, visit the online consultation hub Your Say Whitsunday, here - http://yoursay.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au
For further information, please contact Council on (07) 4945 0200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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