Crocs boss: cen­tre old and tired

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

TOWNSVILLE Croc­o­diles boss Ian Smythe had no doubt the cur­rent en­ter­tain­ment and con­ven­tion cen­tre fa­cil­i­ties de­served to be a multi-pur­pose cen­tre.

‘‘ Re­ally if you go back through his­tory it was built for sport and they added con­ven­tion to the name,’’ he said.

‘‘ To con­tinue to grow and be­come a more so­phis­ti­cated com­mu­nity, we need this to hap­pen.’’

Mr Smythe com­pared the cur­rent fa­cil­i­ties to an old-style over­head pro­jec­tor while a new en­ter­tain­ment and con­ven­tion cen­tre would be LCD tech­nol­ogy.

‘‘ The com­mu­nity de­mands it and we’re miss­ing out on the con­ven­tion mar­ket,’’ he said. ‘‘ The State Gov­ern­ment needs to set up that in­fra­struc­ture.’’

He said the Gov­ern­ment should look long and hard to sup­port the pro­posal.

‘‘ It’s just be­come old and tired and there hasn’t been any rede­vel­op­ment or re­fur­bish­ing on the in­side,’’ he said.

‘‘ We’ve just made the most of what we’ve got.’’

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