Wave of ideas trump ho­tel plan

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Quar­ter quar­rel

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.

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