|FNQ'S PREMIER PERFORMING ARTS VENUE|
And these insiders went on to confirm that sale and privatisation of Ports North is in advanced stages of discussion in the Joh Bjelke Newman government! The current Queensland delegation visiting China is said to be spruiking Ports North privately to investment fund managers in Beijing and Shanghai.
Council staff have been ordered to begin marketing The
Tanks as "The Region's Premier Performing Arts Facility", despite the fact that Council would not stump up any ratepayer money for air conditioning. It's a profound embarrassment to the Cairns community that our "best" performing arts theater is a concrete oil tank, with shitty acoustics and poor amenities.
And this rebranding of The Tanks comes on the heels of Manning getting his own report confirming that his "scaled back" Civic Theater replacement will still cost over $100 Million, with now NO state or federal government money on the table. Council is sitting on this report, apparently thinking that they might wake up from this governmental nightmare.
Visitors to the Tanks and Collins Avenue Botanical Precinct would be shocked at the frightening condition of the area. Frequent street crimes are reported in the Collins and Sheridan Street entrance to the precinct, and tourists remark the area looks more like inner-city Detroit than our "Premier Performing Arts Facility".
|"BIN DAY" ON COLLINS AVENUE IS EVERY DAY AS LOCAL RESIDENTS|
NEVER MOVE THEM FROM THIS GATEWAY