It's the equivalent of letting Qantas buy Virgin. It's a small price to pay to eliminate all the competition, and no reason for Aquis visitors to go into the CBD at all.
It's Blade Runner.
In Thursday's Cairns Post, we're expected to take comfort in the words "WE ARE 100% COMMITTED TO THE YORKEY'S KNOB PROJECT".
Left out of every statement is any commitment to the Cairns CBD, the Cairns community, and the existing Cairns tourism, hospitality, and retail businesses.