Clive Palmer at a press conference at Coolum. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
Clive Palmer at a press conference at Coolum. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily john mccutcheon

What's happening with resort Clive? 'Get some real news'

CLIVE Palmer is refusing to make clear his intentions for the redevelopment of Palmer Coolum Resort.

Repeated attempts by the Daily in the past weeks to gain updates on the billionaire's objectives for the prime piece of land have been declined.

Mr Palmer's most recent advice was to "find some real news".

The Palmer Coolum resort had its gates closed yesterday with no cars being allowed through to the resort. Photo: Nicola Brander / Sunshine Coast Daily.
The Palmer Coolum resort had its gates closed yesterday with no cars being allowed through to the resort. Photo: Nicola Brander / Sunshine Coast Daily. Nicola Brander

It was the Member for Fairfax's response to questions on whether or not plans at Coolum would mirror an application before Gold Coast City Council to put buildings on half of Palmer Colonial golf course at Robina.

Do you believe residents have the right to know the future of the Palmer resort?

This poll ended on 19 August 2015.

Current Results

No, it's Clive Palmer's business, not ours

21%

Yes, It's important to the Coast economy, the resort is the hub of Coolum

40%

Who cares, I wish he'd sell the resort and move on

38%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The Gold Coast application reportedly sought approval to develop up to 5000 residential dwellings, high-rises and new infrastructure on the former Avica resort on Gooding Dr.

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It sought the removal of nine of the 18 holes at Palmer Colonial to make way for a range of buildings including towers ranging between eight and 30 storeys.

>> PALMER WANTS TO TURN GOLD COAST RESORT INTO HIGHRISES 

Palmer Coolum Resort's accommodation and conference facilities were closed in March.

The resort's website said a major refurbishment and redevelopment program was due to start by as early as April.

When asked a fortnight ago about how those plans were proceeding, Mr Palmer's response was: "I have no idea, I'm in parliament. I have retired from business."

Questions have also been sent to his media advisor, but with no response.


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