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4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News Led by John "Cueball" Mackenzie

27 February 2016

MANNING AND UNITY TEAM NOW BELIEVE VOTERS WILL BELIEVE FAIRY TAILS - FROM A COUNCIL THAT CAN'T GET THE PARKING METERS WORKING


Cairns politics reached a never-before envisioned level of fantasyland this morning.

Sleepy Bob Manning hasn't yet figured out how to build a swimming pool or water retention basin without big cost overruns.  Upwards of $5M (almost double) for the Moody Creek swimming pond, and upwards of maybe $8M in overruns on the Tobruk Pool.  Which is now almost a year late, and now reportedly has needed an additional contractor brought in from Brisbane.

Manning and his team haven't yet figure out how to write a business case to get money for the inadequate Civic Theatre replacement.  The state government actually requires paperwork.  Funny that.  

Manning and his team haven't even figured out how to get the traffic signals synchronised - infrastructure that Ingham and Rockhampton have invested in for their ratepayers.

Now Bob wants the residents to believe that he's going to be able to get ONE BILLION DOLLAR$ from the tooth fairy to build light rail.  A "team" that can't get the parking meters working correctly. 

You can't make this shit up.  

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trying to find a car parking spot near the hospital is nigh impossible,from the Esplanade right across to Abott Street, Lake Street Grafton Street,very little chance.

Anonymous said...

HA HA HA HA! You've got to be fucking kidding me. Are we talking about the same Manning who doesn't spend a dime on infrastructure, the same Manning who GIVES money back to the state, the same Manning who has built up such little trust with the state government that they wouldn't lend or gift him $50, the same Manning that has a bankrupt business? Yet he is going to spend a billion dollars on light rail? OMG, the senile old tosser has lost the plot. I detect dementia in the garden gnome. Besides, give that crusty old codger a billion dollars and he will bankrupt Queensland! Bob, you're an idiot mate. And so is your poodle 'red arrow John'. Ha ha ha, dickheads.

Anonymous said...

Yeah right Bob. We've got more chance of Kevin Brown becoming a good CEO than Bob has of building a light rail system.

Ken svay said...

But we need the light rail because Cairns is going to double in size. How can anyone possibly make a forecast like that? And obviously no government is going to chip in a billion dollars for the project.

Anonymous said...



Could not stop laughing at the space program ha ha . Really bloody funny!!

Why oh why can't he come up with something rational? Also Gold Coast is costing 60 million per kilometre so the cost would be more like 3 bn for a small city. ? So out of touch with reality.

I would start with an airport light rail but his plan excludes the airport! With an airport link it helps the problem we face with infrastructure being spread out like the airport, the new pool, the arts theatre, the aquarium and the hospital. I would not catch rail from where I live, far easier to drive into town. Just a short walk in summer rules it out, sweaty mess in no time.

But my biggest fear is that he will spend the next 4 years whining that ALP did not give him the money he needed for stupid ideas. I would leave town for a long trip to Italy or somewhere.

CBD Warrior said...

I swear hillbilly, you make me belly laugh with these things! You're right, we've got a better chance of snagging our own space shuttle than this light rail idea. Do we need a light rail system? I'm quite sure it would get used. Would it get used enough to pay for itself? No frickin way. It's clear for Bob Manning and his team that ignorance is bliss.

Where's the feasibility study, Bob?

Wait, I'll ask my councillor Schilling. All hat and no cattle.

shanghai said...

fuck did I blow a gasket when i saw the headline no reason to read just pork barreling at its best and I cant believe the cairns post would even put it on front page just crazy everyone is broke what planet are these people on Mannering ,cairns post,that idiot in palm cove get on that one way trip to mars at least we can proclaim fnq provided the village idiots on mars

Anonymous said...

Next week he will announce that Apple and Google are going to relocate to Cairns and that he has negotiated for them to pay their taxes in Australia.

Anonymous said...

With a failed wet season on us shouldn't manning be on and in the media telling us all to conserve water because it is another 12 months before the next wet season(read next failed wet season)

Tony Hillier said...

Ground Control to Major Bob
Ground Control to Major Bob
Take your sleeping pills
and put your night cap on

Ground Control to Major Bob
Your circuit's dead,
there's something wrong
Can you hear us, Major Bob?
Can you hear us, Major Bob?

Anonymous said...

WTF did you say Shanghai? HB you are showing your true bias leftie side now, no wonder the member for blogs wanted to close you down. HAHAHA

Anonymous said...

Pure gold!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe an airport space shuttle launch pad has been the plan of Bankrupt Bob and Kevin Brown'stain all along? Get rid of the general aviation area and a heap of mangroves, tap into the leaking fuel under the tarmac and hey presto, "bobs your uncle" you have an election winner? It's incredible what ideas you can pull out of the hat when these two blokes put their bald heads together!

Second Anonymous said...

Perhaps he intends to put a casino in every carriage to pay for it.
With the prospect of another Manning term, a Springborg government and Trump as President I think I will book a one way ticket to the moon to get away from this madness. Bring on the Cairns space program.

Anonymous said...

SORRY LONG RANT SUMMARY FOR THE BUSY - WE HAVE BEEN SHAFTED.

Manning lost the funding and the CEP, what we needed so critically to keep our economy alive until the downturn eased. Maybe all it needed was for the state to own it with council contribution. Then Newman sacked so many at the totally wrong time leading to entrenched unemployment and a critically low participation rate. Also changed the age profile of the population with the 50-60 too old to move away for work group the fastest growing demographic.

We have both the hospital and the council running surplus 8 million which in a downturn kills economic growth unless the private sector want to step in and borrow that 16 million. That 16 million with a conservative multiplier of 1.5 means we lost 21 million in one year from the economy. Plus the 30 million CBD funding. Jobs jobs jobs killed with no policy in place to replace them. Plus all the funding we send to southern contractors. Just one big sieve.

We have approvals for 50,000 state and council Mt Peter development, highways going there even, 10 towers approved in CBD and also talks of opening up East Trinity for all these new people who will compete with us for a handful of jobs. They flood the market with people who are increasingly unemployed. ALP response, we will train a few people for jobs we do not have? The skills are there already, we need jobs.

Jobs plan is AQUIs, a stunt, Numbers that were fake to acquire public support to win a license. A lie. Ports with no real capacity problem evident except for fuel and project ending Federal restrictions yet Manning will not let go because he needs to deliver and is not capable of doing so.

Then we have massive over capitalising of Sheridan Street. From the tennis centre from the previous council to over priced pools and south bank type gardens on the ugliest street in Cairns. Then a theatre in the wrong place. Again.

Of course then the bats. Experts say if you move the bats from one tree they will just move to another. And so they did. But who needs experts when we have Space Station Manning.

Then the tunnel bridge costing billions suggested by Enstch whose own government banned new dredging, but hey just pesky details to these pie in sky salesmen.

Then of course Manning complaining about not getting funding when he had note even applied for it.

But now we have the Manning space station ooops mean the mega rail. He likes mega, Mega casino, mega port, mega rail and with Enstch mega tunnel we can be called Mega land. But not very almost sustainable cultural centres.

Little wonder he lost his business but he is not alone in the problems we have had. We have lost an extra ordinary number of jobs and money from the economy due to economic mismanagement and self interest.

I mean how bad does it have to get before we can demand an inquiry?. All Councillors support him. Then he is on the board of Advance Cairns so they just sell his lines instead of work for the people. McKenzie Cairns Post, none doing the work they are entrusted to do. None of them. The only mega we do have have is MEGA CRONYISM. It is corruption in my book.

Anonymous said...

We already have a light rail, it carries sugar. Just run a few lines off that and BOBS your uncle and save $990 million. Hey BOB run with that idea, you might get a couple of votes.

Anonymous said...

Love it Tony Hillier. Does Manning take us for fools. Where's the feasibility study? the business case? Manning hasn't even been able to get a proposal together to fund his second rate theatre. Cant get an extra $30M
These blokes seem to think that millions of dollars will fall out of the tree with a nudge,nudge, wink, wink. That's not the way that most governments do business.
(but then Bob has demonstrated he doesn't know a lot about business management)

Anonymous said...

Wilke taps Truffles Turdball for $100 million for light rail in Hobart and Capn Mannering is gonna majic up ONE BILLION for light rail in Cairns......Bankrupt Belly Up Bob...HA HA HA HA HA.What a f..king TOSSER.

shanghai said...

hey wtf look at the photo there's guys in a dingy is that u and elvis dredging the the inlet with buckets keep it up yarrabah needs a fore shore

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1/3/16 - division 1 counsellor steve was brainwashed in -excuse pun - by paul gregory...and sandra charlton is being promoted by curtis pitt and fran lindsay...labor party has lots of money for promotions.. !! U have been warned..!

Ken svay said...

When the Tobruk pool is finally finished are the poor ratepayers going to be able to find out the facts about this project? Why was the tender awarded to a company that had problems with their last pool job? Were the drawings and specifications up to scratch so that the builder could not claim for variations? Who is employed to decide how much we pay for claimed variations? The original architect, who looks like he stuffed up?
It seems that there is still a lot of work to do onsite, but there was a shower overnight so this will explain delays.

Anonymous said...

And what will be the whole of life costs for the project? Council have to assess that as part of the project funding scope, as well as a forecast maintenance plan. All that money for a pissy old pool on the outskirts of Cairns when we hav a popular lagoon. Clowns

shanghai said...

no no no what cans should be saying to the world is we have world class facilities eg tennis ,hockey and now swimming here in cans come here to train before major events but because no one speaks to each other the message gets lost imagine if the Canadians come here before the commonwealth games the publicity would be awesome here for us or even I dare say india ,England ,Scotland, and nz work together it might be a change for us

Anonymous said...



The wave pool component should be on the Esplanade further down from the lagoon.