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4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News Led by John "Cueball" Mackenzie

21 September 2011

ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCT APPROVED WITH DECIDING VOTE BY MAX "SNO" BONNEAU, THE "DEVELOPER'S BEST FRIEND"

CR. MAX BONNEAU SHOWN WORKING THE DRIVE-THRU
AT THE SMITHFIELD TAVERN, NOW GONE THANKS TO HIM
The long consultation and political backbiting over the Entertainment Precinct has finally ended, with a "grand compromise" that, in the great spirit of compromise, didn't leave anyone with what they wanted.


And it's all thanks to the "invisible councillor", Max "Sno" Bonneau.  Bonneau, a failed newsagent, has used his smarmy personality to get elected as councillor first in the Palm Cove/Clifton Beach division and then, when it was clear they were sick of him, in the Kewarra Beach/Trinity Beach division.  People rarely see Bonneau anywhere - not at community meetings, nor at the Cairns Festival.  Bonneau has previously been investigated for his undisclosed relationship with developers, and is either snubbed or hated by all of his fellow councillors - along with the residents in Clifton Beach.  His occasional passing thru the halls of council generate laughter and jokes of derision.  A true buffoon.


So it was no surprise that Bonneau did his part in passing this important project by doing what he does best.  


NOTHING.


Thanks Sno!  The arts community salutes you for your dedication to yourself and piss-all attitude towards the community!


UPDATE:  COUNCIL SOURCES HAVE CONFIRMED SNO BONNEAU WAS "ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE", AND WITHOUT ARRANGING FOR LEAVE WITH THE CEO.  APPARENTLY NOT THE FIRST TIME, EITHER.

13 comments:

CBD Warrior said...

This is an important day for Cairns. It's the day Cairns finally rejected the hillbilly politics of community naysayers like John MacKenzie and his 300 listeners. It shows how little influence this programme now has. MacKenzie was responsible for keeping the hospital on the waterfront in the 1990's, destroying Mayor Tom Pyne's plan to unify the council in a single building, and almost getting the Lagoon and waterfront plan scuttled. MacKenzie pulled out all the stops stirring his 300 listeners into a frenzy.

He's the biggest loser. He's finally been exposed as a worthless fraud and the biggest danger to the Cairns community.

athena said...

Bloody oath Mackenzie was responsible for our losing a billion dollar state of the art new hospital back in 1995/1996. The campaign he started against relocating the hospital made the hysteria he whipped up against the precinct look like Little Bo Beep's fart by comparison. I hope to God the prick has a cerebral haemorrhage and has to be flown in helicopter to TOWNSVILLE. It would serve the bastard right.

Anonymous said...

Just seen an iPhone video of the meeting. It seems Cr Blake and Cr Cochrane brought every hillbilly, jackass, knobhead and redneck along to support them. Remember, you're known by the company you keep.

Tony Hillier said...

If every meeting were as lively as yesterday's, public Council sessions would be as big an attraction as the Entertainment Precinct is assuredly destined to become.

Crs Blake, Cooper, Cochrane and Lanskey — no doubt with next year's election in mind — hedged their bets more effectively than Bill Waterhouse at Randwick racecourse. To have delayed would have lost the day and cost Cairns nigh on $100,000 of funding.

At one point during yesterday's pantomime, Cr Blake turned around and gave an animated wink to the hillbilly rabble in the gallery. Surely he couldn't have been anticipating a victory!

When he returns from his ashram in India, or wherever he is taking his latest sojourn, Cr Sno Bunny will incur the full wrath of the Philistinians, but he has done the city a huge favour with his timely holidaymaking.

In a few years time, the Entertainment Precinct will be the talk of the town, and the rest of the country!

Bus. Op. said...

It isn't over yet. I don't believe for a minute that the forces opposed to the precinct will sit back and do nothing.

Bus. Op. said...

It isn't over yet. I don't believe for a minute that the forces opposed to the precinct will sit back and do nothing.

Anonymous said...

The Cairns Post provided nice coverage of the Bogans. I also suspect that a certain Mr Gavin King was not too far away from the coverage, given the constant editorialising and comment in what was supposedly a news story.

Tony Hillier said...

Perhaps the Max factor will still play a part in the saga! What's to stop a motion being put by one of the 'gang of the five' at the next Council meeting to re-open the issue? With Sno Boy's return, there would (presumably) be a 6-5 split!

Bob R. said...

It isn't over. These five Councillors are hellbent on "winning" a personal victory over the Mayor. They don't give a shit about the future of Cairns.

Bob R. said...

It isn't over. These five Councillors are hellbent on "winning" a personal victory over the Mayor. They don't give a shit about the future of Cairns.

Tony Hillier said...

If Val's got any political nous — and signs are that she has developed more muscle — she will get the wheels of the Entertainment Precinct in motion to negate the threat of the Gang of Five + the Max factor rescinding last Wednesday's vote, if indeed it is rescindable.

Anonymous said...

It probably is rescindable, but only if steps, including financing steps, have not been undertaken to put the motion into effect.

It would be a pretty silly council that did not spend at least some money under the approval the motion gives it.

Bus. Op. said...

So if it is rescindable, then the money goes back to Brisbane and its black hole. Mackenzie will lead the cheer leaders, quaff gallons of champagne and bask in their personal victory. Then what? We're left with a rapidly ageing and inadequate community theatre, inadequate convention facilities and no museum. Moreover, as we have seen with the hospital, we won't get the money again for decades to come. How long can the old Civic Theatre last without having massive amounts pumped into it?