The "CityPort Masterplan" was proposed by Manning, developed by Manning, with many of the projects in the planning area approved by Bob Manning while CEO. All of the land is designated "Strategic Port Land" in the Masterplan!
This means that Manning had no problem allowing the construction of the Harbour Lights monstrosity on Strategic Port Land. He allowed the construction of the Marlin Marina on Strategic Port Land. The Hilton Hotel? Strategic Port Land. Kick the FNQ public out of the Cairns Yacht Club, because Bob Manning wanted this as Strategic Port Land. The current Cairns Ports board offered up some of this Strategic Port Land to Cairns Council for the Entertainment Precinct.
Strategic Port Land doesn't mean it's all directly to be used for the unloading of ships. Manning's chant Strategic Port Land is bullshit. Even Manning's little map concerning the port shows NO "heavy port" operations in the Strategic Port Land area. Just one cruise ship. You can't have "heavy port operations" in the middle of a city!
Bob, that's two big lies this week. When do you begin to tell the truth??