Lord Jim has spray about for­mer realm

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

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?’’

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