|THE FIRST HIGHRISE GHETTO|
STREET FOR CAIRNS
Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King crowed "I've met Mr. Koh (Wee Seng, Aspial CEO) several times and I'm extremely impressed with Aspial's diligence, professionalism, and design principals. This is truly an exciting time to live in Cairns".
Bob "Sleepy" Manning was roused and spewed "Cairns, and indeed this region, is on the cusp of the most exciting time in its history". This after calling the Aquis resort and CASINO "a whole new paradigm".
So why is Cairns the recipient of such Singaporean largess from Koh Wee Seng and his company?
Because we're about to see Cairns transformed into a completely Asian city, with standards much lower than those demanded even in Singapore - standards that are only acceptable in Mainland China.
The Cairns nonRegional Council has posted on their development applications website the package of fancy drawings and lovely colour renderings of the beautiful towers Aspial is planning. (Can't hotlink, sorry). Clearly much more impressive than the prison towers built by Tom Hedley in his runup to bankruptcy.
But Koh is building a project that WOULD NOT GET
|FAMILY MEAL TIME BRINGS US CLOSER|
The law, called the "Shoebox Apartment" law, was implemented as greedy developers built smaller and smaller apartments while jacking up the prices there. This not only pushed low and middle income residents into deplorable living conditions, it overloads the area infrastructure. Since November of 2012, the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore has required the AVERAGE apartment size in a project be 70 sq meters.
|HOW LONG CAN TWO ADULTS|
LIVE IN A SPACE THIS SMALL
But wait to you see the shit that Koh wants to build.
Tower one, the first up for DA, has an average unit size of:
55.25 SQUARE METERS
Even the two bedroom units, about half the total, are only 66.9 square meters!
And along with this rabbit hutch that wouldn't even be allowed in Singapore, Koh has asked for fewer on-site carparks than even the deficient Cairns code requires - HUNDREDS FEWER, under the delusion that "CBD Living" without a car will ever be the norm in Cairns.
I didn't see any proposal for a subway, however.
"A whole new paradigm?" "An exciting time to live in Cairns?"
Yes, we're about to sign it over to non-Australians, with non-Australian living standards. The elderly and poor are now sitting in the dark at night, with electricity too expensive to use. A growing number of citizens can't afford homeowner's insurance, so they're sitting in the dark hoping that they don't have a fire or a burglary. And now we're being told the future for Australia is as a third-world, has-been country as we're stuffed into apartmentoriums. Welcome to the Queensland Plan!
|THIRTY YEARS? IT'S ALREADY HERE!|