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Old February 12th, 2013, 04:02 AM   #1361
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SURFERS PARADISE BOULEVARD UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Attached doc has map showing sections underway between now and June, and those stretches open to traffic.

http://goldlinq.com.au/workspace/ass...e-510b5f4e.pdf
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Old February 12th, 2013, 07:01 AM   #1362
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Those pics cant be in surfers. All those people in those pics and not one tattoo???
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Old February 13th, 2013, 03:19 AM   #1363
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Those pics cant be in surfers. All those people in those pics and not one tattoo???
Fixed.


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Old February 13th, 2013, 05:36 AM   #1364
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^ That's Southport though, so you need chain-smoking high school students and oversaturation of Korean supermarkets.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 07:54 AM   #1365
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Chaos! Mayhem! Armageddon!

One does feel sorry for the traders though.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:16 AM   #1366
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One Melb - sick of this NIMBY whiny shite..

People will soon change their tune when the line is up and running..
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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #1367
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they're likely to be the people that don't change their mind though (i.e. fast approaching 50 years old, drive their car everywhere, live in the far outer suburbs that probably aren't even serviced by buses, etc). Yet still feel as though they can dictate what goes on elsewhere. 5 seconds of reading the comments, you quickly come to the realisation that not a single one of them has a clue as to what it is they're talking about, nor do they plan on educating themselves - they just continue regurgitating the same old. It's been nice not to have a LR news article for a while, thought they had finally come to terms with it being constructed, and since moved on to 'SAVE OUR (disgraceful) SPIT'

I love how they claim it has 'killed' Southport, though. Sure, the streets are cut up and there's crap everywhere, but there's still people everywhere on any given business day. The vast majority of businesses are doing fine, from eateries to newsagents, etc. Chances are if your business hasn't weathered construction, your business won't be missed.

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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:26 AM   #1368
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One Melb - sick of this NIMBY whiny shite..

People will soon change their tune when the line is up and running..
Exactly right. And I will NEVER get tired of rubbing it in to the idiots who will get shown up for what they are.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 02:52 AM   #1369
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These NIMBYS shoud have a chat to the Japanese Deputy PM.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:50 AM   #1370
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Outrage over mall and light rail kiosks


(Some ****** music store owner... that should've shut down 10 years ago with the rest of them)

http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/...oast-news.html

PART of Nerang Street in the Southport CBD will be turned into a mall to allow two light rail platforms and a station to be built.

To add insult to injury, the station will include a shop that will be in competition to local traders who are suffering badly while the rail link is built.

Veteran city councillor Dawn Crichlow, business leaders and the struggling traders are furious about the loss of car spaces and future competition from the train station shop.

The furore has erupted after Gold Coast Rapid Transit executives gave an update to councillors on the progress of the $1.6 billion project.

The Bulletin has learned the section of Nerang Street between Davenport and Scarborough streets is to be permanently closed to through traffic.

Cr Crichlow fears a repeat of the Southport Mall disaster which led to Nerang Street being re-opened in 1998, 12 years after the mall was built.

"I'm trying to stop this from becoming a mall. The people went broke (back then). This is the most hideous thing I've seen," Cr Crichlow said.

Southbound traffic along Scarborough Street will not be able to turn right into Nerang Street at the Cecil Hotel corner.

Cr Crichlow said traders would be confronted with the brick walls of the station and platform structures.

"We have not seen the plans. We don't need ice creams sold at any of these places. You don't need any food. All you need is shelter," she said.

A trader, who asked not to be named, told the Bulletin: "We're losing a lot of money each day because there are no car parks outside our shop."

Atlantis Music store owner Neville Kajewski says some businesses have experienced "downturns of 30 per cent or greater".

Committee for Southport chairman John Howe acknowledged rapid transit builders GoldLinQ had constraints on releasing commercial information but he implored the consortium and authorities to begin giving out more details.

"I would think with the level of concern present in the business community in Southport, the more transparency and public consultation that can be done the better," Mr Howe said.

"Disclosure of the facts are critical at this stage. Businesses are on their knees. They're worried and they need to know if they can recover from this process."

GoldLinQ chief executive officer Phil Mumford said the State Government project team working with Translink and the council had determined the location for the light rail station at Southport.

"It was also decided at that time that this section of Nerang Street would be turned into a low-speed light rail-pedestrian mall, allowing local access only and removing all other vehicle movements," Mr Mumford said.

Plans were being finalised for kiosks at some of the 16 stations, similar those at other stations along the southeast Queensland rail network, he said.

"These kiosks would provide items like bottled water for the comfort of passengers during the summer season, coffee and packaged sandwiches," Mr Mumford said.

International research showed light rail systems had increased pedestrian flow through precincts, he said.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:10 AM   #1371
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These NIMBYS shoud have a chat to the Japanese Deputy PM.
Had to look that up.

What a classic!
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Old February 16th, 2013, 10:30 AM   #1372
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I like how the Bulletin has only just learned something that has been in the public domain for nearly 4 years.

I think that sums it all up.

Crichlow and all her ilk are obstructionist arsewits who wouldn't know up from down.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #1373
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Outrage over mall and light rail kiosks

(Some ****** music store owner... that should've shut down 10 years ago with the rest of them)

Grow up mate, calling someone a "******" or using homosexuality as an insult is an immature thing to do..

Regardless, the storeowner is only quoted as saying us business is down 30%, in Australia it's a basic human right to voice free speech, nothing wrong with what he said...
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Old February 16th, 2013, 12:46 PM   #1374
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Cr Crichlow fears a repeat of the Southport Mall disaster which led to Nerang Street being re-opened in 1998, 12 years after the mall was built.

"I'm trying to stop this from becoming a mall. The people went broke (back then). This is the most hideous thing I've seen," Cr Crichlow said.
Obviously pedestrian malls won't work without good PT access. But that's the whole point.

And the Gold Coast had a shocking bus network in the 80s, for a city of its size...
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Old February 16th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #1375
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Obviously pedestrian malls won't work without good PT access. But that's the whole point.

And the Gold Coast had a shocking bus network in the 80s, for a city of its size...
That and the Nerang St Mall was significantly bigger, there was nothing else there... bar the mall, so of course it was going to fail. This is entirely different, and I'm surprised Dawn would even try compare the two (then again she is an old hag - please don't hurt me toc!)
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Old February 16th, 2013, 01:25 PM   #1376
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its TOCC.... two C's

Dimethyltryptamine, if you want to continue with such an attitude then thats fine, but comments like "******" only support the argument from south of the border that the GC is a homophobic hick town.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 01:46 PM   #1377
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Chances are, they've already made up their mind if that is the conclusion they have come to. I don't agree with him saying light rail construction is the reason his business is down. Rarely do people go into Atlantis anyway; the place still smells like moth balls, dust covered and overpriced CDs/Vinyls, etc. It's a dying industry; not the result of light rail construction.

btw, I'm gay myself, so not exactly homophobic...
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Old February 16th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #1378
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Dimethyltryptamine, if you want to continue with such an attitude then thats fine, but comments like "******" only support the argument from south of the border that the GC is a homophobic hick town.
That would be Brisbane and every other city in Queensland except the Gold Coast actually.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #1379
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At the end of the day the lr is the biggest gift to businesses there is, some just don't realise it. But businesses have to have something to offer, or both it and the lr will fail. Record shops just don't do it any more. Southport is supposed to be a business hub, with sufficient retail to support it, not some massive attraction in its own right.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 03:25 AM   #1380
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That would be Brisbane and every other city in Queensland except the Gold Coast actually.
lol.... surely people on the gold coast don't actually believe this?
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