MAYORAL HOPEFULS GIVE SHIP TERMINAL THUMBS UP

Written on the 28 October 2011

MAYORAL HOPEFULS GIVE SHIP TERMINAL THUMBS UP

CANDIDATES running for the position of Gold Coast mayor have given their in-principle support for building a new cruise ship terminal.

Mayoral contenders at a Young Professionals Gold Coast debate refrained from fighting against each other and instead exercised unity.

Former deputy mayor David Power says the city ‘absolutely’ needs a terminal.

“A lot of ships wanting to come here have to go to Brisbane instead. We have enough evidence and money to build a cruise ship terminal. This is a project we should have,” says Power.

However, division seven Councillor Susie Douglas believes the terminal should not be built on the seaway.

“I’d like to see a cruise ship terminal on the Broadwater or (South) Stradbroke Island,” she says.

Elvis celebrant Dean Vegas, on the other hand, believes the terminal should only proceed, if it meets all environmental obligations.

The Gold Coast City Council is losing popularity due to the way it interacts with the community, says candidate Keith Douglas from the Marine Action Group.

“It’s not business friendly; it’s not people friendly; it’s regarded by other councils as being the most arrogant in Australia – and the only chance we have of change is the local government elections on 31st of March,” he says.

Islander Resort Hotel CEO Tom Tate claims one major barrier to increasing employment in the construction sector is council development application expenses.

“I spoke with a gentleman who wanted to develop a new building and faced council application costs of $185,000,” says Tate.


Latest News

KOPLOVITZ GIVES SPRINGBOARD TO AGILE ENTREPRENEURS

FOR Kay Koplovitz, the key to being a successful entrepreneur is an agile mind - one that is always learning and q...

VITA GROUP SHARES SURGE UPON RESULTS

VITA Group (ASX: VTG), the Brisbane telco retailer tied up with Telstra (ASX: TLS), saw its share price surge 12 p...

SONAND TURNS THE TIDE AT SURFSTITCH

SURFSTITCH (ASX:SRF) has reduced its losses in the first half of FY17 as new CEO Mike Sonand executed his turnaround ...

EUREKA IMPROVES WHILE MANAGEMENT REMAINS UNIMPRESSED

EUREKA Group has collected the gains on its 'buy and build' strategy to achieve a net profit of $6.29 mill...

Related News

KOPLOVITZ GIVES SPRINGBOARD TO AGILE ENTREPRENEURS

FOR Kay Koplovitz, the key to being a successful entrepreneur is an agile mind - one that is always learning and q...

FASHION RETAILER'S TAKEOVER IN DOUBT AS PROFIT CLIMBS

IN the thick of takeover talks, Specialty Fashion Group (ASX: SFH) worked hard to cut costs and see its bottom lin...

HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER THROUGH TRAINING

GIG economy, remote working, and freelance Friday are more than just buzz terms; our workforce is changing, and so...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK

THE National Broadband Network (NBN) is more than an internet connection, it is an opportunity to transform your b...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter