FRONT AND CENTRE OF ALL KUR-MEDIA – JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
Yes. It’s true we want our community to be prosperous and we need jobs… but this is true of every small community in Australia. One way or another – we have chosen to live in a small rural village.
short term jobs for some
= long term consequences for all
- Why do the rest of the community have to say ‘yes’ to this mega-development so a few people can have local jobs. The construction industries involved in mega-developments are not welcome in our sleepy village. Places like the Gold Coast are a more suitable location. The developer bought the wrong land for his MEGA-CONCRETE-STEEL CONSTRUCTION.
- If you’re in the construction industry – please travel to the job sites where development is required. The Kuranda Region does not need inappropriate development out-of-step with low-impact-local-people views, and cultural and ecological values – just for “local jobs”.
- Promises. Promises. The developer will tell us anything to get our community over the line. The developer can give no guarantee of what will happen in the future. What costs will the rest of the community pay for the scant number of real jobs that will be available on the project?
- We know for sure that the residential subdivision will happen – this is where the real money is. If jobs and progress comes at the cost of full urbanization of Myola – is that too much to pay for a few jobs?
- Knowing that the tourism components may never eventuate – there will be 4000+ people living in Kuranda in 5 years – and they will all need jobs too.
373 x 600m2 RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS – with plenty more land for high-density urban housing when the “eco”-Resort doesn’t work out because:
- Developer decides in two years when works are underway he changed his mind and doesn’t want to do tourism anymore – eg. “the market is down”
- Developer decides there’s far more easy-money in chopping cheap rural land into small residential pieces and flogging it off
- Developer is fined for illegal activities and goes broke
- Our community stands up and says ‘No thanks’ – this is not the correct place for a mega-development and we haven’t engaged with your crazy idea at all, ie. Social License
- [insert other reasons here]