A BIT of advice to the Chinese consortium who have lodged a submission with the Queensland Government to be considered for a regional casino resort licence in the Whitsundays.
Your sketch drawings for media release indicate what looks like a typical casino complex in any capital city. We are not a capital city. We are a world renowned tourist region branded as Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Australia.
Dual towers around 16 or 17 stories are not reflective of our sensational world location.
It is a poor submission and in no way comes close to meeting any reasonable planning guidelines particularly for a coastal location as depicted in your drawings.
There are many hurdles to jump through to get regional approval and you must do better if you are serious about getting government and community support to progress your project in our region.
A vision has to have a wow factor and what we have seen so far has no wow whatsoever.
The Whitsundays are not the Gold Coast and your submission may have a better fit there.
Your feel for our region is way off track.
Please tear up those plans and find yourself an eco friendly architect if you wish to win over community support.
We do welcome large visionary project commerce in the Whitsundays but please do not disrespect our friendly nature and take our community for granted. Jim Jarvis CANNONVALE