The Queensland Government are at it again!
Remember the great community debate about "Val's Volcano" and the proposed placement of community facilities in the Working Port Buffer Zone.
They are at it again. This time, they are wanting to put the extension of the Convention Centre into the same area with the same potential impacts on the port trade, estimated at over $600 million a year and underpinning close to 1000 direct jobs.
Major shipping operations are potentially impacted.
Seaswift Manager, Fred White, is objecting. Click here to read the media release.
Cummings Economics is estimating the value of trade, economic activity and jobs potentially threatened. Click here to read the paper.
There are other opportunities to expand the Convention Centre rather than going onto the Working Port Buffer Zone.
The situation again emphasises the need for a sound long-term positive plan for Cairns Seaport.
Ron Crew OAM,
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