MAYOR Tom Tate has announced via his Facebook page that the Islander Resort, located in Surfers Paradise, has officially sold.
In June we heard that well-known Brisbane nightclub owner Lou Bickle had agreed to purchase the ageing pink building, on the corner of Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Beach Road, for an estimated $26.5 million.
The sale had been an election promise made by Mayor Tate before he was voted in in April 2012.
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But despite getting close a few times, nothing solid was nailed down.
Late on Monday the Mayor posted on Facebook “just finished a long meeting this afternoon, seems I’ve lost my job at the Islander finally and I couldn’t be happier”.
Before adding wife “Ruth is very happy too”.
“Now I’ve only got one job, Mayor of the City”.