The Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce, which represents businesses between Main Beach and Burleigh and west to Nerang, says the Instrument Landing System at Gold Coast Airport is essential.Chamber president Martin Hall said if the Gold Coast wanted to be taken seriously as an international tourism and business hub, the city's infrastructure needed to keep pace with major cities around the world.
Mr Hall said the switching on of the ILS would mean that vital air services to and from the city would longer be diverted to other cities during bad weather."The Gold Coast has come a long way in a short time but there is still a lot more that can be done to strengthen our position as a world-class city in which to do business and which we can all call home," said Mr Hall.
"If we want to be a world-class city, we must have world-class infrastructure."The introduction of the ILS at Gold Coast Airport will provide national and international tourists and businesses greater confidence in our city.
"The Chamber congratulates Queensland Airports Corporation for installing the ILS."Mr Hall said the Central Chamber had three pillars in its strategic plan: economy, education and engagement.
"The Chamber exists to encourage a strong local economy, to help educate our members and to engage governments, businesses and the community on behalf of its members."The Gold Coast has come a long way in a short time but there is still a lot more that can be done to strengthen our position as a world-class city in which to do business and which we can all call home.
"What we need is all levels of government, the business community and the wider community in general to work together to build a stronger city."
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