According to this story on goldcoast.com.au, 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?