Lord Jim has spray about former realm
PEPPERY former Lord Mayor Jim Soorley has lashed out at Brisbane’s dunnies, ferries and pubs in an unexpected spray for the Development Association conference.
Lord Jim rocked the 60th anniversary BDA audience at the Convention Centre rating the lavatories blocking entrances to underground bus stations as an affront to tourists and visitors. Taking the dunny theme deeper, Lord Jim deplored the “baby poo’’ shades of new ferry terminal “monstrosities’’ and queried their phallic steel work.
“Brisbane’s the only city in the world which puts architecture around dunnies. If I was still Lord Mayor I would bulldoze King George Square,’’ Soorley snorted.
“The mall etc is full of Pommy pubs showing Pommy soccer. How is that a reflection of modern Brisbane?’’