On March 21, 2013 the HBW reported on extensive plans by the Chinese to expand the Palm Cove jetty as demanded by Double Island's new Chinese owners. We were attacked for publication of this story, with one whinger complaining that "you don't have a clue what's really going on".
PALM COVE CHANGE
Today, the the Cairns Post got around to publishing about HALF the story, confirming we had the information almost TWO MONTHS AGO. Double Island has asked for construction of TWO breakwaters and enlarging the pier to accommodate these Double Island boats. Along with a "small 80-berth boating facility".
Who's paying the $10M tab? No one has a clue. . . .
Nothing has yet been said in the Cairns Post about the REAL plan - to bring tender boats from parked cruiseliners directly to Double Island, bypassing the tour daytrip vendors as well as the Cairns CBD.
Didn't see that coming, did you Elvis Ashwell?
So to the whingers who said "we didn't have a clue"- go fuck yourselves.