SOME OF THE CLASSIC QUOTES WHICH MAKE OUR MAYOR SO SPECIAL.
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Mayor Tate to our Surfing Community on ABC 730~
Surf spots are not interchangeable or substitutable, and certain breaks are specifically responsible for the $3.3B GC surfing industry.
Those spots include Kirra and TOS, on The Spit.
See full ABC 730 broadcast Critics say Gold Coast plan for Cruise Ships won't float
"MORE than 95 per cent of ratepayers support a cruise ship terminal on the Gold Coast, according to a city council survey."
GCB 21 Jan 2014
Based on a survey that simply doesn't ask a single question about a Cruise Ship Terminal - what a disgrace! read our Facebook analysis
Hear Tom's desperate claim here - on NBN Nine News
How many Mick Fannings do you think we have Mr Mayor?
We'd love to see you find any, ANY high profile surfer that would even remotely sit on the fence with your plans Mr Mayor.
BTW - surfers of the calibre of Mick Fanning understand the ocean, it's how they become multiple world champions.
RE Bob Ell's proposal for a Cruise Ship Terminal at Tugun
Tate on Tour @ The Grand Canyon ~
Quote recorded by Shannon Willoughby, GC Bulletin who accompanied him on his frequently-referred-to quote 'self-funded fact finding trip' to the US.
Commenting upon GCB so-called "ultimate" survey which received only 1865 respondents, which represented 0.1% of GC population.
In 2006, 38,000 people petitioned state Parliament opposing a ship terminal The Spit & the Broadwater.
"Progress on a cruise ship terminal has been similarly fast -Cr Tate last week secured support from a [GCCC] major projects committee ... to investigate the feasibility of a terminal at The Spit..."[GCB]
[GCB 18 June 2012 page 6] Is this really the main reason why we need a ship terminal on the GC?
Gold Coast Sun - THU 16 AUG 2012 Page 011
Gold Coast Sun - WED 6 FEB 2013 [in reply to comments from Elizabeth Sharp and Jeanne Taylor]
Mayor Tom Tate on his 'three Cs': culture, casinos and a cruise ship terminal
23 July 2012 , 2:36 PM by nicole dyer blogs.abc.net.au
Fed up with only special interests getting their story in the local papers? Only get a proforma reply from the pollies? Our forum is a great place to have your say.
Gold Coast Cruise Ship Terminal Forum
Find out what Gold Coasters really think about Shipping Terminal Plans and have your say.
Mick Fanning 2x surfing world champion and Straddie fan
Google results for a search on "Tom Tate" March 12 2014 indicate... well look for yourself. Not the ideal resume let's say.