It was long ago evident that Paul Freebody and his mob wouldn't have the intelligence or management savvy to put together a waterpark. His 'extensive research' in Las Vegas led him to believe he could corner the car washing market in FNQ. The results of that fiasco are well-documented, and very clear.
|WHY WOULD A BUSINESSMAN BUY HIS|
OWN EXCAVATOR TO BUILD A $40M WATERPARK?
So Freebody was all a-twitter when he breathlessly announced he'd found an investor/sucker to underwrite his dream. It fooled us not.
Freebody, anxious to pat himself on the back, moved a big caravan to the site, and tore down the dilapidated Hislop Shark buildings - leaving huge piles of rubble that is rumoured to be filled with asbestos.
So just weeks later nasty emails between Freebody World Headquarters and the investor/sucker are "leaked" to the Cairns Post. Do we know how this happened? Not important. Is this how business works elsewhere?
You must be kidding.
This is the level of business acumen driving our poor city.
So we can now report the sad, graffiti-laden Freebody
caravan has been removed from the site. A large trash skip sits filled with junk from the trailer, and oddly a mattress.
But even more inexplicable is the $50K Kato excavator now parked (illegally) along the Cook Highway with a sad looking FOR SALE sign spray painted next to it. "CALL PAUL" it says.
We can't make this shit up.
You've got to wonder what this clown was thinking, buying his own excavator and slapping an "Adventure Waters" logo on the back.
It is inexplicable to explain - unless you inhabit the parallel universe that is Paul Freebody.
We'd love an explanation.