Sunday 3 August 2008

Beach advertising is desperate

Being a rather recent arrival to Cairns, around 9 years ago now, it still never ceases to amaze me the audacity of developers and their tricks.

This photo is of recently erected commercial signage for land and house sales at the Argentea Estate, Palm Cove. The signs have been attached to the Delaney’s Creek boardwalk (owned and constructed by the Argentea developers).

These signs are attached on the beach-side of the boardwalk and are clearly visible whilst walking along Palm Cove/Clifton Beach.

Not only are we bombarded by huge sales signs along the Captain Cook Highway whilst driving, we now cannot even walk along our public beach to enjoy the ocean and beach experience without commercial pollution.

This is in very poor taste, unnecessary and probably shows the desperate lengths developers will go to make a buck in the current property downturn.

Last year, some folk vandalised this boardwalk because of its construction across this pristine coastal creek. I can seer why so many are incensed by what greedy developers do to their neighbourhood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Dengue Delights" might be a more appropriate name for the development, or how about "Riverfever Flats". When you come across people who have contacted dengue or Ross River fever, you wonder if the developers ever warn people about the mosquito born illnesses here. I guess not. "Caveat emptor" anyway.