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17 November 2013

ABBOTT LNP GOVERNMENT KILLS PLAN TO DUMP GLADSTONE DREDGE SPOILS AT SEA DEALING DEATH BLOW TO CAIRNS DREDGING PLANS

The LNP Federal Government in a surprise announcement has ordered the Queensland Government to only consider on-shore dumping of dredge spoils in the $400m proposed second sea-lane dredging of Gladstone Harbour.

Cairns voters will recall the ill-considered $40m Cairns harbour dredging commitment Joh Bjelke Newman pulled out of his arse during the last campaign.  It was immediately apparent to everyone that $40m was only about a third of the $120m it would take to deepen the Trinity Inlet for increased cruise ship access.  And as the cruise liners grow ever larger the berthing of ships at Yorkey's Fung's Knob would continue to increase, regardless.

This order by the Federal Government will further increase the cost of Cairns harbour dredging.  For Gladstone, which has little tourism and a government desperate to export more and more coal from there, the added cost to dump the spoils on land will likely be a necessary cost to pay.

We would however guess that this will kill the Cairns Trinity Inlet plan altogether.  The affects of ocean dumping of spoil is known to kill sea grasses along with the turtle and dugong in these habitat, as well as smothering coral even long distances from the dredge dumping.

HBW applauds this federal decision.  Cairns cannot risk
WE DON'T NEED A HANDFUL OF CRUISE
LINERS ANYMORE.  WE GOT A $5 BILLION
CHINESE CASINO AND WHOREHOUSE, BABY!
further damage to the reef for the sake of a few tourist boats a year - boats that even TTNQ and the Chamber of Commerce doesn't give a shit about, such is the welcome they get.


It's no wonder Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King is in the hospital with an ulcer.  He continues to see his bullshit promises abandoned one-by-one by his LNP "mates".


22 comments:

Johnno said...

Bloody hell, can't wait to see how Mackenzie squeezes past this one without putting shit on his Liberal bosses. No doubt his mate "The Black Blabber" will have the usual solution!.

CBD Tarzan said...

LOL It must be a joy being Gavin Kings media consultant.So much to work with. How does Kerie Hull do it? What a disaster for Cairns.

Anonymous said...

This just confirms what everyone knew (except perhaps King and Cueball): it was never going to happen. And with free - and ease of 'parking' just off Fung's Knob, and the upgrade to the shed and the welcome sign there, all that delicate manoeuvring in and out of the inlet becomes unnecessary.

Anonymous said...

Great !!!
Now that means all the dredged material can be used to prepare east Trinity for future residential development.
And about time.
Great move Campbell !!!

Anonymous said...

Read the article about Rupert's minion having some ulcer problems. Here's an idea, if it's too much for you Gav, tesign and let us have a byelection. But of course the lure of the obscenelly high pollie salary that you get for doing nothing will draw you from your death bed won't it mate?

Anonymous said...

If we don't do the dredging as the LNP Premier promised will he give us back the $90million promised by the Queensland Government for the Entertainment Precint?

Cynic said...

Ehhh, Anonymous 19.12? What you say? Can't you remember old Manning before the Council election repeating ad nauseum on Mackenzie's LNP propaganda show that the land the Entertainment Precinct was to be built on was "critical, critical, just critical for ports expansion."
So now we got no Entertainment Precinct and no money for it, no dredging and a block of land just sitting there. We got nothing.

Bob R. said...

Why the fuck did all this shit about dredging the Cairns inlet surface again for in the first bloody place? We stopped wholescale dredging back in the 1980s, took the old Trinity Bay dredge out to one of the reefs and got the RAAF to bomb the shit out of it. Mourilyan was set up as the export port and the Palmerston Highway to the Tablelands was upgraded from the mountain track it used to be. We've gone around in one great fucken circle on this one because some dickheads wouldn't look back at why we stopped in the first place. Around and around and around we go in Cairns, dragged in circles by fucken Mackenzie and crafty political animals looking after their own interests.

Anonymous said...

Bob R At last we have the truth being spoken ,the sooner we are rid of that fuckwit frenzie mckenzie the better Cairns will be

Anonymous said...

Next will be a high rise block of apartments (built by the Chinese, of course) on that water front land and no need to guess who will be the owners of the top floor penthouses! This agenda seems to have always been in the background during the slander put on Mayor Val.

Ellie Beach Gal said...

I think what Bob R. says is interesting - around and around in circules. From what I've heard from long-term resis of Cairns (I've only been here since '97) when there was dredging, the Northern Beaches ended up covered in black sludge.

I also remember a letter in the ComPost some time ago by a sane bloke who pointed out that with the enormous size of some of the cruise ships now, that dredging or no, they could enter, but wouldn't be able to turn around to exit the Inlet. So this dredging caper has hairs on it.

Plus - if you've done a bit of cruising (which I've been lucky to in the past couple of years) in small exotic places, it's customary to be offloaded by tender and taken to the local quay, if your ship has no place to tie up. No wuckens. So the whole expensive dredging nonsense, is just that, a nonsense.

Anonymous said...

What a pity the member for Cairns was indisposed. I would have loved to hear him defend Newman's axing of that bauxite mine on the Irwin's reserve. Many LNP voters are up in arms. That would be enough to give anyone ulcers...

Anonymous said...

Yep thats exactly right .Gavin king and his right wing morons couldn't make mud in a pig sty.

Anonymous said...

King promised the world to get elected, and has delivered nothing.

Anonymous said...

wanking will not contest the next election is the word on the street,
his ego wont let him cause he knows he is in for a flogging from Rob

Anonymous said...

And he now has the perfect excuse for not running again health reasons, family blablabla...

Anonymous said...

So then wanKing will get his old job back at The Cairns Post and his first story will be to throw shit at Rob Pyne the new Member for Cairns. Yep, it will be deja vu all over again. Every story will then be attack attack attack, slander, smear, abuse and shit thrown from beginning to end. This is about the only thing he is any good for.

ruby said...

How interesting Anonymous 08.48. Many of us thought that Entsch stepped aside at the 2007 Federal Election because the winds were blowing strongly in favour of "Kevin07" and his ego couldn't take a defeat either. Every indication points to a Labor victory at the next State election for the seat of Cairns. Should Pyney be the man, he knows he won't be able to access the local media machine which has now become nothing more than an information service and propaganda wing of the LNP. We all know it and have accepted it. However, I am confident Pyney knows how to circumvent the media and take Cairns into a new era of political conversation. I have some ideas myself and look forward to contributing. You are correct Anonymous 06.58, I predict King will resume his old career of being chief shit thrower at The Cairns Post. However he wont have as much impact this time around as he did the first.

Anonymous said...

I hear Pyney is not likely to be the man anyway. King will contest it.

Tony Hillier said...

Ruby's right. The popularity of print media in general is on a steep decline. The Compost became irrelevant many moons ago. These days it's simply not worth the paper it's printed on.

Observer said...

Good point there ruby. wanKing won't have as much impact as chief shit thrower for the LNP a second time around. The old Cairns Post has altered so much since its big move to Townsville, with thinner shittier paper and a huge increase in advertising at the expense of news stories. The local content is right down to almost nothing. I don't know why they don't just change the name to The Cairns Advertiser and be done with it.

Anonymous said...

The Cairns Post became irrelevant once some idiot called bar fly started writing and making stupid comments about the Council.