While the "Adventure Waters" park has yet to break ground (despite Paul Freebody and Felhope Pty. Ltd. promising start of work in July), an adjacent sugarcane property is now being marketed as "accommodation/tourism/theme park/leisure/entertainment" approved.
The Cairns community as well as the Mulgrave Sugar Mill were told during the Adventure Waters approval process that this location was a "one-off" due to previous use as the Vic Hislop Shark Show and Slaughterhouse.
Now a much larger property, closer to the river, more prone to flooding, is being sold as a suitable site for more of this tourism junk.
What about the Adventure Waters process signaled to the cane farmers that council had approved all this floodland for tourist use? Did the Freebody reference to councillors as "witches and bitches" somehow get them to make ADDITIONAL flood land available?
Adventure Waters hasn't proceeded because when council approved the upgrade of Sugarworld, with a virtually free entry price, they gutted the business plan for Adventure Waters, which is likely to cost $75-$100 per day per PERSON for use. Too expensive for the Cairns Hillbilly set.