Tuesday 12 August 2008

Rally tomorrow for the old Yachtie

Cairns residents are invited to a Rally this Wednesday 13 August in support of the preservation of the historic Cairns Yacht Club building.

The Rally will commence at 12 midday, starting at ANZAC Park (corner of Wharf and Spence streets).

The Rally will consider the desecration of ANZAC Park when Keith DeLacy was MLA for Cairns in the Goss Labor government, and then look at the Harbour Lights (Harbour Blight) constructed last year as part of the Cityport development overseen by the Cairns Port Authority.

At 12.20 pm the Rally will proceed along Wharf St to the Cairns Port Authority building on the corner of Hartley and Lake streets. Along the way the Rally will notice the historic Yacht Club building and the cleared land that used to be Trinity Wharf.

At the Cairns Port Authority building, participants will be invited to inspect the model in that building’s foyer of the proposed Cityport development, and question Cairns Ports CEO Neil Quinn about the proposed development.

The key questions to be asked of Neil Quinn are...

(i) Why won’t Cairns Ports listen to the majority of Cairns residents and preserve the Yacht Club building?

(ii) Why did Cairns Ports offer to relocate the Yacht Club building to Trinity Wharf on Tuesday 5 August, and then withdraw the issue from consideration on 8 August?

(iii) Who is the preferred developer for the Yacht Club site?, and

(iv) What is so hard about re-designing Cityport to accommodate civic interests?

The Rally will conclude with a vote by those present whether they wish to see the Cityport proposal proceed as is, or whether they wish to see the historic yacht Club building preserved and incorporated in a revised Cityport scheme.

There will be an address the Rally at the Cairns Port Authority building, and the Rally will conclude at 1pm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The preferred developer of the Yacht Club site is The Casino who want to build more hotel rooms to compliment the casino business and/or the Hilton who would like to expand.