Saturday, 19 July 2008

If I've said it once...


9 comments:

Thersites said...

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24036704-952,00.html

Good to see that Captain Bligh is now backing down again from media reports of referrals to the relavant minister......

Captain Bligh would seem to be caught out by the usually sycophantic Courier Mail in bedding down somewhat extravagantly with Labor Mates who are also developers without any kind of appropriate disclosure before dishing out wads of OUR cash their way?

Geez, Anna Bjelkie Petersen?

Maybe her next extaravagant weekend has already been arranged in a high rise on the Cairns inlet sometime to come???

Anonymous said...

S-T-U-B-B-O-R-N

bungyone said...

Desley is on the wrong Planet. The first nomination was withdrawn. The second one nobbled by the Government. But that is irrelevant they made a blunder there. Desley should read our lips. We want the building preserved. It doesn't HAVE to be Heritage Listed. Furthermore if she reckons the CYC Sporting body are over the moon at being consigned to a 70 sq metre block house, the proof will show when the public sees the $6 million spin.

Anonymous said...

Desley, you couldn't lie straight in bed!
You talk about the Heritage Listing being twice refused and you know this false. And you make statements that you represent the people of Cairns - this too, is false. The people of Cairns WANT the Cairns Yacht Club, Heritage Listed or otherwise. It doesn't change its history and significance by adding words. Cairns and its visitors will remember all the Labor members in this region who did this to the city. Desley, pack your bags now, or stand up for Cairns.

The Dish Pig said...

Desley won't listen. I doubt she can understand some of the issues bubbling away beneath the floorboards of the Cairns Yacht Club. We, the people of Cairns want to know if our voices are still relevant. We, the people of Cairns, want to know if our elected representatives listen to our wishes and our wants.

Anonymous said...

Desley wouldn't understand the relevance and historical importance of the yacht club to this town because like so many who have come here from down south to 'seek their fortune' (and she certainly has), she's just another 'blow in' who will probably retire to God's waiting room on the Gold or Sunshine Coast, leaving her disasters behind.

Anonymous said...

to "The Dish Pig"

"We, the people of Cairns" please dont include me in that group. Im a person of Cairns (yes born here) and im all for the development on the waterfront. So in that regard, they are listening to "some" of the voices.

Obviously this is quite emotional for some of you, but please remember that there are some people in town that would prefer the waterfront looks a little nicer then it is/was.

The Dish Pig said...

To Anonymous above, I am a fourth generation born Far North Queenslander, descended from some of our most well-known pioneers. Some local landmarks are named after one of my Great Grandfathers. I am fighting to retain just a tiny, tiny bit...one building to be precise, which I can tell my Grandchildren, "Your Great-Grandparents and great-great Grandparents, danced in that building!" I'm fighting to try and keep something, just SOMETHING of "old Cairns" - the big, lovely old country town I grew up in.
I don't believe it is too much to ask.

the kitchen slut said...

Most recent Anonymous, I dont think anyone is deiputing that the waterfront should look a little nicer than it was ..... and more interesting for both local and visitors to enjoy!

I think at least part of the dispute is that this doesn't achieve that? Monotonously unbroken new development all along the waterfront achieves what you want? I don't know anybody who thinks that the most recent ugly addition of Harbour Lights is anything other than an architectural blight to the ambience of Cairns? I am not saying that the Harbour Lights site should not have been developed but simply that the outcome is rubbish and too bulky for the site.

As clearly visually displayed on Cairnsblog we can both maintain heritage as well as make the waterfront look both nicer and more interesting with dichotomy between old and new.