A. O'CONNOR'S theme that GKI has "nothing" and should be left with "nothing" (Letter to the editor 13/6) is a clear indictment of her values.

Read that Letter to the Editor here: LETTER TO EDITOR: Does natural paradise really need casino?

The Capricorn Coast reels from the combined effect of Cyclone Marcia and the mining downturn and is desperate for economic stimulus to create jobs, especially for our youth.

The massive GKI development is shovel-ready and if we could only level the investment "playing field" with the casino rich north and south, this project would underwrite our prosperity for years to come.

There are dozens of pristine island national parks off the Capricorn Coast.

GKI is a somewhat degraded ex-sheep station with lots of feral weeds and animals.

It is an environment that the resort promises to greatly improve.

A lot of us have children we would like to see have a future here.

If Ms O'connor gets her way, the deserted beaches and businesses of GKI will spread to the mainland so she can sit on the beach in Yeppoon and have nothing too.

I'm not OK with her idea of our future.

 

Shane Newell

Yeppoon

 



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