Wave of ideas trump hotel plan
The announcement of the City of Karratha’s proposal to spend ratepayers’ money on land for a new hotel in Karratha was met with an almost universal “no” on social media — because social media disagrees with everything.
Punters instead put forward some of our all-time favourite pet projects.
Ideas for the City to invest in — such as a Bunnings, Timezone, bowling alley, water slides and laser tag — were thrown in the mix for the millionth time, because these are definitely things a thriving city needs.
A wave park was also put out there, given the Pilbara’s lack of surfing options — outside of incoming cyclones.
And, yes, of course someone made reference to the Simpsons’ monorail episode, an episode which has become a symbol for reckless government spending on flashy but unnecessary projects. It is clear the people will not rest until we have our bowling alley and water slideequipped Hungry JacksBunnings building in town. Maybe including one of these in the hotel will sway online opinion.
So, we hereby present our idea for a hotel that would give the City and the community what they want.
We call it Twobyfour, a Bunnings-Marriott Hotel joint venture precinct with everything Karratha could ever want.