Monday, October 13, 2014

The costs of bad council decisions

The proposed Cairns CBD Aquarium is yet another project where media PR bullying has overcome sound decision making in Cairns. Gavin King:
Just heard some exciting news about the Cairns Aquarium with the project receiving final building permits today for the piling and slab construction stage. This means the project is on target to turn the first sod on its CBD site in November.
I welcome the project. Not sure on the location, and thetparking aspect has been more contentious though. This project was approved despite not meeting car parking requirements in a location well known to be a problem already. Note to the new Hilton owners of immediately adjacent Doubletree ex Holiday Inn. The overwhelming feedback at a seminar last Thursday morning at your venue was that nobody wanted a repeat seminar at your venue because they couldn't park within cooee!

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