Norman claims NOW the site purchased by former Mayor Kevin 'Tear it Down" Byrne is the best site for the project. This apparently because it's been made clear to him that the current Cairns Ports office site will never be released to council for their use. Norman mocks the Mayor and the current Council who clearly have no desire to have this Cultural Precinct surrounded by 17 story residential towers.
Norman said of the residential project "I've seen no evidence of such a project". What's wrong Bob, you don't get the paper? READ IT HERE, UN-SIR BOB. There's a picture of your mate, KB. And a story on how these developers were murdered in Pakistan - fill in your own dodgy deal here. All of these people were attached to this APPROVED PROJECT. The fact they've not built it - you'll have to ask Kevin.
The only real question is why the former mayor was trying to jam this project into a site just adjacent to his developer mates. You got an answer to that, Bob? Some kind of "mate's deal" going on here?
The continued attacks by Norman make it clear some funny business is going on. After all, what's this guy done for Cairns? Two failed ice cream shops (who fails at selling ice cream in the tropics, anyway), a huge refusal of his business mates to re-elect him as head of the Chamber of Commerce, and other rumoured dodgy deals make Un-Sir Bob an even less credible information source than Rugnut MacKenzie!