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26 April 2017

CAIRNS AIRPORT CANS EXPANSION - REAL REASONS BEING HIDDEN FROM VIEW

Since the Cairns Airport CEO Kevin Brown was pushed out of his position by the New York money managers who own the place, the airport operational staff has been in continual turmoil.  New CEO Norris Carter has struggled to bring some order and rationality to the place.



Carter, who had participated in the design and drafting of the $1.2 Billion redevelopment of the airport precinct, had seen interest for the project cool among the airport board members.  However with their hands stuck out for some of that cool, federal government Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) money, the plans still looked to be moving in the direction to overhaul the place.

At his first meeting with NAIF, Carter was said to be stunned at the coolness they showed towards the airport project.  Minister for Bloggers Warren "Tranny" Entsch has been MIA in the whole process.  And as Carter dug a little further, he was briefed by Advance Cairns CEO Kevin "Hiding from the Pakis" Byrne and given the awful facts about the Cairns Region's future.

Advance Cairns has a secret report that shows the Cairns tourism industry plateauing in 2020, and then beginning to decline steeply after that.  Tourist numbers will drop to levels last seen in 1985, or below.  Clearly there is no reason to expand an airport that isn't even at capacity now.

ALL BECAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING DAMAGE 
TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.


Experts consulted for this report have confirmed that reef areas north of the Burdekin River will be mostly useless for tourism as the bleaching and coral death becomes widespread.  As potential tourists become aware of the coral disaster around Cairns, the "Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef" will shift south - with Airlie Beach the likely beneficiary.

Government tourism bodies at both the federal and Queensland State level have been aware of the report for several years.  Former Member for Cairns and Campbell Newman flunky Gavin King has told several business leaders  in Cairns about the existence of the report.

The Cairns Airport board clearly has no interest in investing their own money into an airport that is at peak usage now.  Nor does the federal government, hence the knock-back by NAIF.  

It's unfortunate that this important report is being withheld from the public and only being shown to "select" business managers in the Far North.  We've been told by insiders that David Fung and Aquis had heard rumours of this report but were repeatedly denied access to it - the reason negotiations with the Queensland Government stalled and then ultimately failed.   

We've confirmed that several retailers who had been in negotiations with the airport for commercial sites on the Cook Highway have been told they will not be available.  These retailers include the American Warehouse chain Costco, and the Swedish knockdown furniture company Ikea. Ikea is said to be looking for an alternative site.  Costco has not replied to requests for information.

Meanwhile, former Cairns Airport CEO Kevin Brown, head of the Perth Airport barely a year, is already under attack by airport users in Perth as well as the airlines.  Changes made by Brown are causing havoc with aircraft turn-around times, and passengers are now being dudded for services (like WiFi) that are free at most airports around the world.  Many believe Brown will be gone by the end of the year.



61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Although Norris Carter is the new CEO, why have the Board still been pushing the barrow to get some of that funding and spend it on the airport, but now the sudden turnaround? Did the Board have it's hands off the wheel all along? I think so. They too should be punted along with those other idiot managers who got rolled a few weeks ago.
If Carter intends on concentrating on the airport in its present state he needs to fix the leaking aviation fuel, renovate that disgusting international terminal, fix the crappy domestic aerobridges, repair the crumbling general aviation pavement, clean up the poisoned land affected by PFOA fire foam chemicals, and basically turn the airport into a world standard airport finally. Norris comes from Auckland so perhaps he can use Auckland airport has the template?

All of this shows what an arseclown Kevin Brown was (still is). Hopefully the Perth airport Board won't allow him to stay 5 years like he did in Cairns. Brown should become CEO of Syria International Airport, that might keep the fancy shirts wearing twat busy (and away from Australia). He can take the 'fired 4' with him too.

Anonymous said...

So how does the public get a copy of this 'hidden report'? Aren't the Government and businesses meant to be transparent and open? But it is no surprise because we already know that the reef is rooted, it has been for a while, and it is not going to improve.
As for Wazza being silent about the whole airport funding saga that is no surprise. The idiot only gets involved in trivial crap, he is scared to voice an opinion on the big issues. What a knob.

Anonymous said...

Around town the sacked managers are being called the fired four. I think that's a bit tuff as it should be the failed 4.

Anonymous said...

But but HBW three of those GM's who were punted had all on different occasions told people they would be the next NQA CEO!!! Naughty Norris dashing their dreams, by firstly taking the CEO mantle from king dipshit Kevin Brown, and then secondly by walking them unceremoniously out the building. We must admit, they were lined up pretty well. None of them had an inkling they were about to 'walk the green mile', and airport staff didn't know either. It's awesome watching people who think they are untouchable, people who in one way or another made so many staff's lives a living hell, get a taste of there own medicine. Oh the joy, oh the laughter, oh the euphoria of us now almost having a decent workplace. Please please Norris send the Irish bird on her way. Make the cleansing process complete!

shanghai said...

quiet right oh slack one the Australian continent is also drifting north we should hit china in 7 million years therefore we should ask to upgrade the bruce highway to the cape and in that time so we wont need an airport.

Anonymous said...

Pity King won't spill the beans on this publicly, seeing he is a regular again on the "kill the crocs and bats' show. McKenzie is so in awe of those airport guys, it is vomit inducing . He definitely won't ask the hard questions.

There is a One Nation love fest there as well today, with all the usual ingrates ringing up and creaming themselves over the phone. Pauline had a little slip of the tongue when talking about crocs, saying that we should be "CULLING ABORIGINALS" first. She quickly corrected herself (oh, that's terrible, giggle, giggle, I am not a racist , but...). Might have been a Freudian slip...

Anonymous said...

Norris Carter inherited a lemon with both Cairns and Mackay airports, under the label of NQA. Both airports have outdated infrastructure. Both airports have been managed by numpty's. Both airports have below ground environmental issues that have been 'hidden' to prevent bad publicity. Norris has already made a start by giving some idiots their marching orders, and halting the $1b development fantasy. But he has much more to do. He needs to get rid of the remaining idiot executive managers, he needs to ramp up commercial focus, he needs to understand why there has been so many non-compliance issues covered up in the past 2 years, he needs to spend money on fixing and improving the existing airport asset (Cairns) and sell off the loss making Mackay airport which is dragging down NQA's value. Norris has unfortunately inherited a Kevin Brown mess and the roosters have come home to roost. As HBW mentioned poor old Perth got lumped with the smooth talking used car salesman Brown and gradually they are copping the same issues - operators, tenants and airlines being put offside, staff sacked or not promoted, and of course Kevin surrounding himself in mostly women because he is a softcock afraid of other males. What a Jessie. After all, he and the now sacked NQA CFO both used to go for pedicures! Fools. The best thing Norris can do is keep getting rid of the Kevin Brown and Co legacy until the past 5 years become part of a forgotten page of history. It will take some work to erase it all but it is doable.

Anonymous said...

WTF Shanghai? No need for the airport. We don't really have one anyway!! Just a smelly outdated tin shack in the mangroves bro

Anonymous said...

Cairns airport ey, seriously you couldn't make this shit up! What a diabolically insane organisation. The place has been a centrepiece of stupidity and malfunction since the day it was sold to the cheapest bidder. Brown turned up in Cains from Edinburgh airport (where he was also ironically hated for gouging the public and tenants) and he pulled the same MBA taught stunt - put up parking fees and tenant fees, gut the airport, dont spend on upgrades or improvements and then gobble up huge bonuses for a few years before you leave the place just as it turns into a steaming pile of shit. Edinburgh, Cairns and Perth will be next. Same modus operandi, a leopard (or a haggis eating emotional girly-man) never changes it's spots. Brown likes to boast about his MBA (big deal), how he is a company Director (big deal) and how he is a member of relationshipscience.com (a website that is viewed as being only for the worlds best leaders, ironic considering half of the Cairns airport managers that are idiots and got sacked are part of that special 'club'). As icing on his 'fake cake' he then struts around in his poofy shirts and fancy shoes pretending he is something special. In my book a fake like that is simply that - a fake. It's like the toffee coated turd, lick the toffee off the top and it's all shit underneath. Brown could fool some, but not all, including the brutal JP Morgan heads back in NY. The rest as they say, is history. The issue now is that new CEO and chief queer Norris Farter is cut from the same cloth. Groomed and mentored in an organisation based around hedge fund mentality which is nothing short of greed and profits. I fear little will change at Cairns airport, same shit different day.
Lukim you

Anonymous said...

1985 tourist numbers sounds like Paradise revisited to me.

Anonymous said...

WTF did you say Shanghai? that racist prick 17:53 as soon as they say "I'm no racist" its a dead give away they are. Yes this is the only time I would agree with you, as for anything else " WTF did you say?

Anonymous said...

1985 tourist numbers ha ha.
85 was a great year - A young Madonna and Simple Minds ruled the airwaves, Warren Stench was skinny (but still wearing cheap ass Lows Hawaiian shirts), hit movies The Breakfast Club and Back To The Future (the sacked Cairns airport managers wish they could do that) were on at the Drive-in, Kevin Brown was still at secondary school (learning to wear those high heels and gay shirts while preparing for a life of corporate greed) and Cairns airport looked the same as it does today!!! So yes, perhaps 2017 is 1985 all over again? Our infrastructure is the same as it was then and our business leaders are the same now as back then - useless! Of course the reef is different now to what it was back then - it's now rooted, but then again the cheap shop fronts, shit roads, prehistoric traffic lights and expensive reef boat trips are the same as 85.

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised that NZ poof Norris Carter was surprised at the lack of support for the $1b Cairns airport development proposal by Byrne and his cronies. He was blindsided, which is not unusual in this hick town. The city has a legacy of hiding facts or distorting them, not being transparent and honest, and burying clusterfucks. It's the one thing that consecutive Cairns Councils, Ministers and businesses leaders have done well for many years. The airport is no different. Ever since Mannings grandiose plan of rebuilding the domestic terminal with the most useless and unworkable design known to man was hatched up to the sale of the scareport and appointment of Scottish incompetent and lover of oneself Kevin Brown, the place has been shit. Nothing will change, it's the Cairns mentality. It doesn't need to be this way, but it is. Maybe it's the humidity or people are breathing in poisoned soil fumes from beneath the airport, but this town seems to attract the greatest amount of fucktards that could possibly congregate in one place. Maybe Kim Jong Un should point one of his Nukes towards Australia and lob it into the Cairns CBD? Put the place out of its misery.

Anonymous said...

Well, I have it on good authority that IKEA will set up their main NQ centre at Townsville now. Apparently they could take get any real support out of Cairns but the Townsville Council and developers have moved heaven and earth for them.

Anonymous said...

How could Kevin Brown have been 'pushed'? I thought you had to 'shovel' up shit?

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows you post your own messages on here to make it look like people read this tripe. You're a sad fuckin case and you do nothing to spread positivity around Cairns. Go home back down south fuckhead, we don't want you here. You're a fuckin waste of space.

Anonymous said...

Don't you love the semi literate foul mouthed ravings of the frustrated Cairns right wingers! Poor little snowflake!

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha sucked in Mr. Positivity, YOU read it. Or was that Mr. Suppository? (Spell check please Mr. Shanghai?)

Anonymous said...

That's a bit hostile dude. Are you one of the duds who got punted from the airport? Fucktard

Anonymous said...

Annon 10:45, That's a big whinge mate. Lots of people read HBW because it highlights the facts and doesn't cover things over like the mainstream media. If you reckon it is tripe then don't read it you moron, nobody is forcing you. As for positivity around Cairns, well there isn't much to be positive about in recent years. Obviously you either live in a bubble with your head up your ass or you are one of the privileged few who earn a 6 figure salary per year and don't break a sweat in the process. Either way your opinions means jack shit. Bye bye fool.

Ken svay said...

I am selling up this year as I can't see any future for Cairns. I will have been here for three years and I can't believe that the electorate reappointed both Manning and Entsch.
The reef is in decline obviously and will never recover. I won't even have been out there because those boat trips are so expensive for this old pensioner.The airport is a shocker and Cairns is so difficult to access SE Asia from.Going north or coming south the connections are terrible.
Only Silk Air has good connections and the fares are outrageous. I said when I first came here that Aquis would never happen because I knew how the Chinese operate in Cambodia.

Anonymous said...

Getting back on track I find it very interesting how basically everything that Kevin Brown and his team of incompetents were supposedly working at for the past 4 years has been scrapped. It either shows how useless the Jessie and his managers were, or shows up Norris Carter to be a fool. If I was a gambler I would say Brown was good at playing smoke and mirrors and that's why he was driven out, along with most of his executive management gimps. Carter will likely be the one who can actually make big decisions (unlike the feminine Brown) and Carter will know what needs to be done, he has seen enough success stories at Auckland airport.

This does all leave an interesting question; now that the airport development has been shelved and the previous several years worth of fantasies squashed, what is the future of the airport? Will it undergo renovations and improvements to bring it up to first world standards? I would say Carter has the ability once he restructures the executive tier, which must include bringing in fresh executive talent and removing the last vestiges of the old executive team, to don't his. Whether he will is another question. Either way the Cairns Council and state government need to apply pressure on NQA to sort out the airport issues and start producing measurable results, which again was something Brown and his lapdogs could not achieve. I guess time will tell won't it?

Anonymous said...

That's a real shame about IKEA because even their cheap shitty furniture is more comfortable than the airport seating. And don't worry about the reef bleaching, I believe Norris Cater also 'bleaches' so it's a match made in heaven. As for Mr Popular Kevin Brown possibly getting rolled by Perth airport that is great news and I hope it comes true. Couldn't happen to a more slimey charlatan.

Hamish Krint said...

Why not an IKEA assembly school for our unemployed? They could use the empty old Bunnings or Masters sites. Then they could assemble to furniture for the oldies who haven't got a clue where to start. As far as the airport goes, now that it's official that Jetstar is the world's worst airline - which everyone knew already - time to introduce more airlines, particularly those using Cairns as a stopover and letting them move passengers from here to other Australian airports. More efficient, competitive and more tourists for us.

Anonymous said...

So now I see that Crippler Pyne is getting in on the Cairns Airport bandwagon discussion. What a hypocrite. It was his beloved Labour Government that flogged the airport for a quick dollar. Then along came Kevin Brown and now Norris Carter whose sole purpose is to make massive profits for the JP Morgan led ownership group and make the airport CEO and Directors very rich by paying them obscene salaries and bonuses. They have no interest in spending money improving the infrastructure because that cuts into their profit margins. Read it and weep suckers. They are sticking up the nose of the region and there is nothing the pissweak Labor government can do. Yes, the Guv'mint has a billion dollars on offer and the airport don't want any of it - shit happens. Not a good look for the politicans trying to pork barrel the region hey? Makes them look like the arseclowns they already are.

The airport has in one way or the other been a disaster since it was sold. Locally they were meant to put a big chunk of the sale money into the Edmonton hospital but instead gave the money back to Treasury. Fools. Now all of a sudden everybody is crying out how terrible this is. Well, everyone except the hedge funds draining the profits from the asset and leaving a carcass of an airport for the Cairns region. You really can't make this shit up! Cairns residents dudded once again.

Anonymous said...

So funny, Jetstar the worlds worst airline using Cairns airport which is one of Australias worst airports. Sounds to me like the perfect couple. I reckon we challenge the new airport CEO along with that bald fool Pitt and the ever expanding Warren Stench to actually contribute to the Cairns region and pull a rabbit out of their hats. Yeah and pigs fly. Fucktards

Anonymous said...

IKEA probably withdrew because not even Cairns residents can afford their cheap and nasty furniture.

Anonymous said...

Like I said, go home back down south fuckhead, we don't want you here.

Anonymous said...

Hamish, good idea. The first graduates from the IKEA school could be the 4 Cairns airport GM's that got the arse. But as for the rest of the unemployed being trained well that will take years and years to complete with the number of unemployed in this city.

shanghai said...

ok pilgrims this is my tip of the week ... scott Morrison will rise interest to 5 % to ease the housing bubble in the only two markets that matter manunda and gods country brinsmeade .and throw empty tinnies at the big Korean screen when he says this year we are 40 billion $$$ behind . well done Australia .another productive year . keep it up. go you good thing.

Anonymous said...

Oh my the fallout from the most recent Cairns airport shenanigans never ends. The trough swilling NQA Board are not happy that their little backwoods airport has been thrust into the spotlight in a negative way and therefor many terse words have been uttered amongst them. The very gay and very lazy Novice Carter isn't happy that in his first role as a CEO he is having to clean up the never ending mess he has been left, and work hard! Oh poor Mr Carter, having to actually earn his half a million dollar salary. It looks like there is no end in sight of trouble on the horizon as the whisperings around the NQA corridor is that one or more of the 4 fired senior managers are going to sue NQA. Good luck with that muppets. One of them is still crying, one is boiling with anger and the other two are still shell shocked that in such a short space of time they went from being interviewed for CEO to walked out the door - from hero to zero! Ha. Guess what chumps? We weren't shocked! So still we wait to see what Novice Cater is actually going to do with the airport. It should be a real hoot. Who knows, maybe Sleepy Bob, old mate Pyne, Kevin Byrne, Warren Stench and all the other Cairns failures will come up with an idea or two?

Anonymous said...

The airport has advertised for a HR manager for 12 months to cover maternity leave. Well it certainly isn't to cover the former HR general manager who got punted because she was in her mid 40's and barren, no babies being produced there! I s'pose you have to actually get your own bloke to be able to achieve baby production.

Anonymous said...

Too funny, watching Qantas CEO Alan Joyce cop a pie in the face in Perth today! And then later, at an interview at Perth airport when questioned about it the ex Cairns Airport CEO Kevin Brown who was 'behind Alan' had a smug smirk on his face. Perhaps Brown was musing about how nice it would be for him and Alan to share a face full of cream together?

Anyway, back to Cairns airport. The word around the corridors of the airport is that there is a fair bit of pressure on new CEO Norris Carter to finish shaking up the place. His momentum has slowed up, but he does have a reputation for being lazy. It's interesting because he worked for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) before working for Qantas. The same company that bred Jetstars former CEO Bruce Buchanan, another hated man in aviation. Norris got to know people like former Qantas CFO Colin Storrie who just happens to be a Board Director at Cairns airport. The term 'mates rates' comes to mind, and ruthlessness. Like old stripey shirts Kevin Brown, BCG executives have no loyalty or conscience and nothing will prevent a bonus from being earned! Birds of a feather flock together. That's one of the reasons Norris punted two of the airports Executives, two of them applied for the CEO position, so Norris had made sure that any future competition got punted early in the peace. Smart move Norris. The other two sacked managers were just chumps.

So how will the airport fair? Well the jury is still out, staff are still nervous and unsettled, and according to Cairns airports Facebook site passengers are still unhappy with the outdated 1980's embarrassment of an airport.

Anonymous said...

The development has been shelved due to low numbers. Have a look at the domestic terminal from late afternoon to early morning there is very little flying. As for the international terminal even less. Forget what you hear about numbers being up. The airport counts each passenger twice because they presume they fly in and fly out. As for Warren STENTCH promising to help them get some of the northern development money..... Fuck off.

Hamish Krint said...

Let's offer the airport as an air force base to the Yanks. And stack it with some Patriot missile launchers to deflect any North Korean missiles coming our way. We could make squillions doing this, and Trumpie would love it!!!! Non-military planes could still use it - works well in Darwin.

Anonymous said...

Fake news! You don't even research the dog shit you write on here. Your grammar is atrocious too fuck face. Maybe you should spend a couple of weeks at the Cairns Post to learn basic story construction. Oh hang on, you don't even know how to work you dole blushing dick wart ...

Anonymous said...

Ol Kevin Brown, now affectionalty known as Kim Jong Brown, is upsetting the Perth airport troops. Seems he is doing a cairns airport trick and slashing budgets to the bone, cutting back on essentials, pleading poverty and forcing savings to be found all the way down to how many ply the shitter paper has! All so he can earn his mega mid-year bonus! I wonder if Norris Sharter will do the same?

Anonymous said...

The airport has culled more staff, most who are deadwood! Seems like the new CEO is getting rid of most of Kevin Browns legacy baggage? And more still to go. Hmmm, well it is May 2017, has Norris and the Botox injecting Kate decided to cut costs to ensure their yearly bonus? Do I detect the ghost of Kevin Brown appearing?

Earth to Norris, get rid of your newly titled COO lapdog. She has been well hated for many years. Another emotional basket case who nobody respects. It's almost aughable how she has survived decades of being flicked through multiple departments due to incompetence. And now here she is firing the bullets you have loaded Norris. What a dysfunctional mess of a place. Are you really that blind Norris? Or plain stupid?

Lots and lots of comedy capers anyway. I wonder how many of the latest shafted managers also walked out the door crying? Careful Kate, karma IS a bitch and eventually it will BITE.

Anonymous said...

Dear me, more people sacked from Cairns scareport. Seems that the CEO is keen to run the airport with no staff and with just one senior operations manager who is useless. No surprise really, Norris Carter does not have an operational background and has been easily hoodwinked by the smooth talking loud mouthed Irish imbecile. Poor Norris, you are going to learn the hard way sir. Don't say you haven't been warned. It's funny though, none of the Board has been given the arse. You would think that some of those Board members who have presided over bad decisions in recent years (including keeping that fool Kevin Brown around) would also be shown the door? I guess not when you are a protected species and earning huge money to work part time doing nothing.

Anonymous said...

The photo of Kate McCreepy in the Cairns Post was horrible. Then her justifying sackings and redundancies, what a farce. If it was so important why didn't they do this when Kevin Brown'stain was CEO? I got a fright from that picture! Someone should really tell her that tuckshop lady arms and all that plastic surgery is quite scary. What if young kids read that paper? Yeah I guess that nobody reads that shit rag anymore, or looks at the horrible pictures of airport managers that are as outdated as the international terminal.

Anonymous said...

yes more deadwood gone. The arrogant dutchman, the fat girl from the UK and the operations manager who has the girlfriend who is a local councillor. The homo ceo has left the dirty work to the dopey Irish woman. What a joke of an airport seriously

Anonymous said...

Interesting how Kate Creepy has let her 'manager operations' go, yet it was only a bit over 2 year ago that she hired Ricky boy. Not that he knew much about actual operations anyway. He was an emergency response person at Brisbane airport, totally different role to what he was meant to do in Cairns. Not that Kate would understand that, not the stupid former HR fool

Anonymous said...

Obviously nobody has considered the risk of these huge changes in the airport structure? They are incredibly high stakes. You now have TWO airports, Cairns AND Mackay, that have no dedicated safety manager and no dedicated compliance manager. Now you have the experienced 'parked' security manager taking a VR which leaves a security manager for TWO airports who has just 12 months experience. Prior to that he was the terminal manager - you know, make sure you have clean floors, nice coloured seats and single ply shit paper, that sort of fluffy stuff. You have TWO airports with underground environmental issues being looked after by a daft environmental co-ordinator who is ex-UNI and only has 2 years experience. WTF? What the hell is the office of transport security, Environmental authority and the civil aviation safety authority saying about this? Regulations being scoffed at.

I find the realities of the recent decisions extremely concerning, poorly thought through and immaturely actioned. Once again, we have a CEO at NQA making scary decisions backed by mostly the same board of directors that sat back and supported all of Kevin Browns shenanigans. These people are unbelievable. You wouldn't get away with this anywhere else in Australia. There is bound to be much much more to follow....

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the NQA Board were informed when one of the Mercedes driving general managers lost his lisense for drink driving and for a spell had to get a lift to work with either his PA or CEO Kevin Brown ??? It was so funny, yet embarrassing. Oh those naughty GM's and CEO tried so hard to keep it all quiet, not a good look for the business, but we all knew. That's the history of the airport though, coverups and deception along with senior management gossipers. Many many times the NQA board was dudded and kept out of the loop on purpose. Seems like Norris is onto it though. Then again, it's always interesting when a CEO's PA and a gossiping HR manager get together to discuss secrets.....word to the wise (or not so wise) Norris - if you are going to start afresh you could certainly find yourself a brand new PA, one who doesn't come with baggage and isn't besties with the former HR manager. Just saying mate.....

Anonymous said...

Joe Jacques says...
Hillbilly great angle on Cairns, you are very good at getting your message across, unfortunately many posters on here don't quite have the education to carry on with the debate that you start. Some of it sounds like it couldn't convince a year 2 student. Are they John McKenzie in disguise?

Anonymous said...

The airport continues to gut it's staff. A total of 13 managers gone so far, with more to go. The word is that both Cairns and Mackay airports purchased over 5 years ago for $530m are going to be sold. The JP Morgan NQA enterprise has already made many many millions over the past few years under the stewardship of Kevin 'toe cutter' Brown by belting up fees, charges, leases, rentals, car parking, and now it's time to sell the carcass for a higher purchase price of course. CEO's, Board Directors and hedge fund power-brokers will become even more mega wealthy while the people of Cairns get dudded once again. Hopefully none of this will come to fruition, but if it does this is a disgrace. With so many managers at all levels being cut loose it seems plausible that a sell-off is on the cards - make the workforce lean, save costs, tidy the books and then offload it to the highest bidder.

shanghai said...

sorry to be a wet blanket again but the high in the stock market was 6754 guess when ? yep your right 10 years ago oct 07 .in fact. be care full ok

Anonymous said...

Ha ha the latest Daniel MasturBateman article about Cairns Scareport in the Compost has it, and the CBD, under water by the year 2100! Fuckin hilarious! Of course Sleepy Bob reckons that is all bullshit and he isn't worried. But then again, there is no chance the silly old tool will kick around for another 83 years anyway. Thank Christ! And as for the airport and CBD being swallowed by the ocean - good! The reef is already dead, the shitty airport already drops aviation fuel into the ocean and the CBD looks like a third world Syrian war zone these days, so good riddance to the entire lot....no loss!

Anonymous said...

Morale has hit an all time low at Norris Farter's Cairns airport. With so many staff punted the rest of the troops are frightened. Staff are being watched on airport cameras, computers and telephones are being monitored (by the Squeeky voice brown-tongue in I.T), nobody is safe in their position. The ageing Irish COO (Chief Orifice Occupier) under the direction of the CEO (Chief Excrement Officiator) has been scaring staff (not surprising when you look at her old face)! She is also acting emotionally (nothing new in that) and many ask WTF did Mr Farter promote her? Meanwhile the 2017/18 budget (still under wraps) is hilarious with more cutbacks on the cards, less spending on the actual airports, bigger salary and bonuses for executives and the impotent Board, and less money for the troops (again). Is this place for real? If not for the staff working airside keeping the airport safe and secure the place would implode. Perhaps management might like to get their hands dirty one day, instead of just their tongues?

Anonymous said...

Leopards never change their spots, and neither do arrogant Scotsmen. Kevin Brown has upset the Councillors in the town of Canning outside of Perth because just as Kevin did in Cairns and Mackay and shut down both airports cross runways to save money not having to maintain them, he is shutting down Perth airports cross runway as well! Good luck to the Canning residents who will cop lots of additional noise. (Incidentally shutting the cross runways in Cairns and Mackay impacted and damaged local businesses). He should be called 'Kevin the airport wrecking ball' because this will make it 3 airports in a row where he has closed runways based on saving money and giving himself bigger bonuses. The Voldemort lookalike is out of control. What a fucking menace. Someone please deport him back to the land of men in skirts and haggis ASAP!

Anonymous said...

The red hill development which the ccc took a proactive step Feb 10 2011 to protect . That's a story in its self .

Anonymous said...

The airport is a shit pile. Totally outdated just like the numbnuts who run the place. They should all get a job at a real airport, not like the prehistoric old tin shed that Cairns airport is. Message to CEO - renovate the international terminal inside and out, piss off the long walks through rain and humidity at the domestic terminal, and demolish that stupid old Tom McDonald building (should've gone along with the ridiculous DC3 out the front) and finally build something new and modern for the airport community to use.
Hugs and kisses, K.Brown

Anonymous said...

JP Morgan hired another idiot CEO in Norris Carter. Just like predecessor Kevin Brown they are just young boys doing a man job. I don't trust queers as they are selfish, self centered, self indulging slime.

shanghai said...

cross way runways are there for a reason yes its the weather can kb predict the weather no don't the government say anything ? where are they ? and you think qld goverments are are fucked.

Anonymous said...

The ridiculous airport has started advertising to fill vacant positions that came about due to the redundancies. Same jobs just rebadged. Idiots. And also on their Facebook page they have a piccy of a heap of the CAPL staff dressed in orange and looking like giant citrus fruit, they are airside and not wearing their ASIC's. Not the first time they have done airside photo shoots without their ASIC visible. You would think that by now try would've learned wouldn't you? It shows the disdain for the Office of Transport Security regulations, and you would think that as an international airport they would know better? Responsibility for the sits with the COO, who once again has shown she has no idea what is happening at the airport.

Anonymous said...

I spoke recently to one of the general managers who was 'let go'. The manager told me that the morale and staff atmosphere is caustic, fearful and battered. It is the worst it has been in 5 years and it has been spiralling downwards for the past 2 years. The manager said it all started going pear shaped when CEO Kevin Brown started at the airport after it was sold off. My informant tells me that the desired changes meant to come under Norris Carter have been brutal and unjustified. Supposedly Carter has no operational experience and the safety and security issues at the airport are out of control. My source said that if the airport was a sick dog you would put it out of its misery. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

There is more environmental testing being done due to the poisoning and contamination of land by fire fighting foam. And don't forget the aviation fuel leaking under the tarmac from pipes for a number of years now. Could make for an interesting cocktail of contaminants to potentially leak into the ocean and reef? The airport CEO is saying as little as possible. I wonder why? Perhaps that would affect the airports resale value and development opportunities? After all the rumour that they are being geared up to be sold off is snowballing each and every day. I wouldn't invest $0.10 in that dingy old mosquito ridden airport.

Anonymous said...

WTF Shanghai can Kevin Brown predict the weather? Of course he can. The conceited, stuck up, self loving Jessie thinks so much of his own abilities that he could probably create the weather let alone predict it. His lust for bonuses and to trim costs and force out local operators who had spent decades at the airport is a legacy of his. And so are his poofy shirts and his Friday terminal walks in which managers were made to pick up rubbish out of the gardens and perform other such foolish tasks. Now we have a true poofter as CEO who has taken cutting the fat to an entirely new level at the airport. A level that in many peoples eyes warrants the attention of CASA and the office of transport security and the EHP for starters.

Anonymous said...

Some valid points made in this thread so far. Exactly how is the airport meeting it's regulatory requirements when it doesn't have an Airport Manager, Safety Manager and Compliance Manager? Any manager doing checks and balances of its systems and processes? Any manager updating the now out-of-date manuals, SOP's, policies, corporate structure and accountability chart which have old and redundant names, roles and responsibilities documented in them? Hasn't this shit airport had enough non-conformances in recent times? All the while they have ground contamination issues from fire fighting foam, ground contamination from leaking aviation fuel! They are being very naughty. The CEO, Board and COO should go!!!

Anonymous said...

Is the ex GM HR washing dishes at a restaurant yet or working for McDonalds flipping burgers on night shift? I hope so!
Is the ex GM Property Development selling bird cages at the Kuranda flea market yet and gone back to driving a Hyundai? I hope so!
Is the ex CFO back in Sydney trying to get back into the taxi industry yet, perhaps as a night shift cab cleaner? I hope so!
Is the ex GM Assets back building dog kennels and certifying garden water features? I hope so!
Is the fat Scotswoman back in Edinburgh with Antonson crying over a cup of tea and plate of donuts lamenting how their protector Kevin Brown could not save them? I think so! Ya know we had our doubts when Norris Carter started, him being a fag and all that. But we are starting to like him because he punted quite a few fucktards. Does Mr Carters husband also work for the airport? We heard a rumour he does. Maybe he will replace the old aged Kate?? Here's to hoping!!

Anonymous said...

Well the silly little airport just hired a new chief commercial officer to replace some of the old deadwood that was despatched to the dole que. He certainly is a lot prettier than his predecessors. I just hope he can bring in the business we need and fill a few plane seats with passengers. It seems like such a long time ago that Antonson, Ward, and even Maltwoman we're constantly announcing the world while delivering naught. Time will tell. Anyway, welcome to the land of rednecks Paul, we hope you enjoy your stay in the Tom McDonald building. It's is such a cold, depressing, lifeless morgue so hopefully you can inject some life back into the joint.