Locals in north Queensland’s tourism hub Airlie Beach are fighting a high-rise hotel development, arguing it will destroy their idyllic coastal setting.
- The regional council is pushing ahead despite receiving thousands of objections from locals
- Protest groups say the council is using rate payers’ money to pay their court costs
- Director of Development Services Neil McGaffin said there had to be a trade-off between changes to the foreshore and economic growth
The 12-storey building has…