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Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

GERALD SOWORKA, WEST END

There are lot of peo­ple in­ter­ested in the arts in Townsville but it has room to grow. We’ve seen our­selves as a sport­ing or a min­ing town and the arts area is the big area where growth can hap­pen. The arts precinct that is be­ing pro­posed with the wa­ter­front de­vel­op­ment is a great idea be­cause it brings arts lit­er­ally into the cen­tre of the city. We are go­ing to draw a lot of tourists to the area and we can re­ally have a vi­brant cul­ture that is alive all the time.

KAREN DAY, AN­NAN­DALE

I am lov­ing the weather in Townsville and it’s easily the best part of liv­ing here. It makes it a great place for peo­ple, in­clud­ing my fam­ily, to come up from down south to visit. The cold is ter­ri­ble down there at the mo­ment so this is magic for them and we should re­ally cap­i­talise on it to bring more tourists.

VANESSA CANNON, TOWNSVILLE CITY

There are no chil­dren’s parks in the Townsville CBD. The clos­est ones are on The Strand so it would be great if there was some­thing in the wa­ter­front de­vel­op­ment for ac­tiv­i­ties for kids in­cor­po­rated. We need free space. The kids have heaps of fun with the wa­ter foun­tain in town but we

need more of it.

MICHAEL POPE, TOWNSVILLE CITY

I am re­ally ex­cited to see what could hap­pen across the other side of the river. Art trans­forms cities and I think it can be a huge eco­nomic driver for Townsville. We have a lot of po­ten­tial if we do what other cities have done, so I hope Townsville gets be­hind the de­vel­op­ment of Ross Creek. It’s not a sport ver­sus art thing, I want the su­per­sta­dium too.

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