Mayor now has just one job as Islander finally sells

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”.

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