Giant cruise ship harbour proposed for… Tugun (bye-bye Kirra!)

Posted by: on July 29th, 2012

How to destroy Kirra

According to this story on, billionaire Bob Ell has a wizard plan to improve the coastline of Tugun. He reckons that what the place needs is a massive offshore cruise ship terminal, mooring for lots of boats, three hotels and a casino.

The vision splendid also includes “a water park, an underwater observatory, new North Kirra surf club and a superyacht marina”.

The impact on Kirra’s prospects for recovery as a surf break are not mentioned in the report, but it’s hard to see how the northerly sand movement won’t be stopped more or less dead on the southern side where Kirra is (was).

What could possibly go wrong?

1 Comment

  1. Jennifer Pryor on February 26th 2013, 1:43 pm

    Don't get me wrong – I like going on a cruise as much as the next person. However, ruining a fine stretch of beach by building a giant harbor just doesn't sit well with me.

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