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I have always held the belief that this is the wrong location, right from the start when it was suggested that the CALM building site be negotiated – many years ago. I have said so on many occasions. Because:
I have no idea why the ‘must build everything near the beach’ mentality persists in of this town! An entertainment centre is predominantly an inside activity area – views of the ocean are not necessary.
This facility is a ‘want’ of the community and I agree with that entirely but NOT in that location. There are better locations close to the CBD. One suggestion I made many surveys ago was the use of the land opposite Churchill Park that was an accommodation premises (Brown/Duchess Street corner). Another was the use of the land along Causeway Road – plenty of room for scope, parking, and would be a great entrance to our town. Unfortunately, there is a road and a roundabout there now – not particularly the best look for entrance to a town! Another possibility is the vacant land opposite the Old Butter Factory and the private land across Brown Street which is currently vacant as well. Close to the CBD, plenty of space for expansion and the ‘dreaded’ parking issue.Choosing a more suitable location to start off at a lesser cost to the community, with room to grow and expand with arising needs of the community is a far better option that what is proposed at this current time. Even if the project is put on hold at this time, it will give the opportunity to look for a more suitable site with more potential than the current Queen Street location.