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11 June 2013

EXPLOSIVE DETAILS IN BOB "SLEEPY" MANNING THEATER PROPOSAL - ARE COUNCILLORS WORKING FOR THE RATEPAYERS, OR THE LNP GOVERNMENT?

In February 2012, Cummings Economics was commissioned by Brett Moller and the Chamber for Commerce and Industry Queensland (not to be confused with the Cairns Chamber of Commerce) to examine the dangers of building a theater in the potential "blast zone" from our working port.

This document has been updated showing the NEW Manning proposal to also be smack-dab in the blast zone, as will be a new hotel.

Brett Moller is now Chairman of Ports North.  Let's hope he's disclosed the massive danger that a hotel this close to Wharves 4, 5, and 6 will present to the hotel and their guests.


You'll note the original site (shown in blue) that is STILL THE PROPERTY OF CAIRNS NON-REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE PEOPLE OF CAIRNS.  Bob "Sleepy" Manning has proposed one of the stupidist things ever to be proposed by a Cairns councillor.

HE WANTS TO GIVE IT BACK TO CAIRNS PORTS!


Not "negotiate" to return it, getting something of value for the Cairns ratepayers.  Not to turn it into more oceanfront parkland, one of the stunning features that visitors rave about.  Not to build the long-needed Cairns Regional Museum in conjunction with White's Shed.

NO, HE WANTS TO "GIFT" IT BACK TO THE PORT AUTHORITY!

What kind of sleazy deal is going on here?  Is no one acting on behalf of the ratepayers?  A valuable parcel (Cairns Ports took a $9M capital gain tax liability on this parcel) that the ratepayers own and these clowns want to give it away!  Waterfront land in the Cairns CBD?  $25M, minimum.

Forget Cairns Ports.  We'll take it.  If you're giving it away Bob, sign it over to "HillbillyWatch.com".  We love gifts.  

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep - those traitors in the Douglas Shire must be kicking themselves about no longer being part of the efficiency that is the CRC. Chant it with me people - " for the the greater good". Something out of a Hot Fuzz movie

Anonymous said...

Poor old Sleepy, can't remember if he's still CEO of the Port Authority, or ... wasn't there something else that come along ... what was it?
Hey Bob, wake up! You're the mayor. Don't give our assets away.

shanhgai said...

yep smack bang in the middle of elvis boat parking area what a genius a true visionary ps what a schmozzle the triathlon was u cant stop the traffic keep the athletes on southbond lanes and keep all traffic going both ways on the north bound ways um der just ask the people how use it ???

Anonymous said...

Hang on! If this is so, it makes one wonder what love he still has for the port authority. Is (or) was he rooting someone there he owes a big 'thank you'to? This from another source:- 'Secretary and then CEO of the Cairns Port Authority for eighteen years from 1984 to 2002. After resigning his role at the port as a stand against "bullying tactics" by the Queensland Government.'
It's got me fucked.


Anonymous said...

If what you say is correct anon 02:30 then it all makes sense why Manning chose to bastardise the CEP plan and help out his developer mates too. It would have been under a Labor government when he was allegedly "bullied". This was a perfect opportunity to get back at them with no real consideration for the people of Cairns except for his current litany of porkies and lame excuses.

Anonymous said...

WTF Shanghai - did you say the Elvis can stop traffic?

Jethro said...

We all know it will be sold to some LNP developer mate, probably the same person who wants the hotel built next to the theatre. We have all long said that the opposition to the Entertainment Precinct was based on self-interest and deceit.

Tony Hillier said...

The cant and hypocrisy of this ridiculous charade knows no bounds. Meanwhile, Cairns continues to stagnate at a frightening rate.

TAS said...

The only bullying tactics I recall at at the Port Authority were perpetrated by Manning himself. He did not resign, he was sacked. And not before time, he was a nasty micro-managing control freak - a manager completely out of his depth (just as he is as a mayor). Don't know of one employee who had any respect for him. Everyone was happy when he was sacked.

Anonymous said...

McKenzie glossed over the whole issue today of course and enthused instead over the Manning option (the one with no funding) or refurbishing the Civic theatre. He then invited listeners to call up and discuss the issue. No one called about it. Not a single person. Now, how can that be ?

Well,actually, Raj called in when King was on, with one of his mind-numbing "revelations", although he seemed to say that the report commissioned by the CRC re. a new theatre was a total con job. King did not react of course and the rest of the time was filled with easy, non-threatening calls.He was even propped up by Newman himself in a carefully orchestrated link up to blame electricity price rices on green energy and the carbon tax and sing the praises of that billionaire who wants to put a second casino in Cairns.

With the 3 billion dollar price tag, he will probably bring in his own contractors and labour. Anyone who thinks this will mean lots of 'local" jobs, forget it. It never happens. Even all the extra prostitutes they require for the cashed-up gamblers will be probably Asian FIFIO workers. Doesn't Trouty have a property there somewhere. I read that former QLD Premier Borbidge is the front man for the Chinese. Mmmm, say no more...

Anonymous said...

Manning has cut 15 mins of overtime (truck service and paperwork) for the lowest paid council workers(the ones in the yellow shirts that he has never bothered to meet). meanwhile he has hired 3 new general managers on very generous wages( the new CFO is a personal friend of Mannings).
Oh, and by the way they are looking at subbing out all CRC administration. Next time you ring your local council you just might speak to some local that lives in India. Way to go for local employment Bob. Keep subbing shit out and watch the standard and quality of council services go down.
xxxx A pissed off Council worker

Anonymous said...

anon 23.02 I am gutted. Read this and weep all you citizens who voted this immoral pack of bastards into office.

Anonymous said...

These immoral pack of bastards know all too well now how easily the people of Cairns can be manipulated and fooled. I fear we have worse to come.

Sir Cus. said...

Can not belive the Council gave this land back to State Govt. Has just killed it for a future Council and State Govt. to build a suitable Entertainment Cnt.on this perfect site.

Anonymous said...

I had reason to call CRC recently regarding the demolition of a couple of trees. I waited ages to speak to someone from the Environment section and was eventually informed that there is only ONE person handling environment issues in the whole region. I never did get to speak to this person. What a joke when this area has high priority environment protection, or should have. Thanks Bob - "back to basics".

ruby said...

Wonder just who it is who wants the hotel near the theatre?? Didn't we all discuss this earlier on HBW?

Anonymous said...

I hope that the Federal Govt hands the money to Townsville for yet another big note enterprise there.