Today he again trotted out his "big lies" about the Council's proposal for this precinct. And despite being told repeatedly by the Port Authority and Council about the problems with these ideas, Wigboy Mackenzie continues to encourage these erroneous and fraudulent ideas.
1. "The Waterfront Needs to be Reserved for Traditional Waterfront Businesses". Despite the Port Authority confirming time and time again that the proposal before the Council will NOT interfere with Port issues now, or in the future, Norman claims now that the Port Authority management are liars.
Funny, but as President of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce, we don't recall him trotting out this argument when his mates, in secret meetings, got control of the boat launching area of the pier and turned it into "Harbour Lights", the ugliest apartment building in Cairns. We don't remember Bob Norman coming to the defence of the Cairns Yacht Club next to the Cultural Precinct site, in fact he was one of the "black hands" involved in getting that land secured for more waterfront development.
Bob Norman has in fact has only supported blockade of the waterfront from the public as head of the Chamber.
2. "The Cultural Precinct should be located where the Port Authority building is now". The Port Authority says they're not interested in moving, need to be adjacent to their port business, and the cost of replacing their building would add $40M to the cost of the Cultural Precinct.
Bob Norman - Jackass AND hypocrite!