For Sale – One slightly used cruise ship terminal plan

PSSST – wanna buy a slightly used cruise ship terminal plan?

Well, have I got a deal for you.

For a limited time only, I can throw in a museum, some lighthouses and Southbank-like parklands.


No? Then what can I do to put you in this project today?

Look, you’re killing me and the boss is going to be furious but what if I throw in an aquarium and a free set of steak knives?

The ASF Consortium behind the $5 billion Broadwater Marine Project proposal is certainly throwing everything into the deal as they battle to win the locals over.

But they seem to be missing the point that most objections – besides the location of the cruise ship terminal – are about the size of the project.

Instead of backing off from the original plans for a massive residential, resort, casino and cruise ship terminal that is frightening the dog walkers, they are now squeezing even more stuff onto open public space.

And the latest designs released to woo the people are still showing a cruise ship terminal at Doug Jennings Park even though Mayor Tom Tate has opposed this.

So they can change their plans to include new stuff but can’t change them to move the terminal?

Anyway, it’s still not working.

A Facebook page has been set up by ASF to ‘capture’ the community’s views.

And those views include comments such as:

“So you take some aerial shots of the Gold Coast Broadwater and draw a ship on it. What a pack of eggs you people are!”

And: “You know where this would look good? Brisbane!”

They are some of the more polite statements.

The proposal goes before the Gold Coast City Council early next month but ASF also has to convince the State Government that the Gold Coast community is behind it.

Good luck with that.

By the way, has any ‘normal’ person been contacted yet to be part of the ‘focus group’ that is supposed to convince the State Government the Gold Coast community is mostly on board for this project?

On board – get it?

I crack myself up sometimes.


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