Rumor.

 Rumor has it that Twiggy Forrest has purchased the Lighthouse caravan park in Exmouth and shut it down. Looks like another "Eco Tourism " facility going up there. Damn shame for long term holiday makers & fishos. Perfect place to stay between two boat ramps....

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Boat Left

Sun, 2019-12-08 10:36

 His eco boat left Femantle this week headed north, maybe to check it out !

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 He got it for stuff all too,

Sun, 2019-12-08 11:07

 He got it for stuff all too, funny that it never went to the open market for anyone else to buy it.

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 It was advertised on the

Sun, 2019-12-08 12:15

 It was advertised on the open market. Was for sale for a couple of years. If you do a google search there are still adds listing it for sale. 

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 I heard he also purchased

Sun, 2019-12-08 11:16

 I heard he also purchased the actual light house

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Twiggy

Sun, 2019-12-08 11:32

Twiggy has owned the lighthouse for 12 months . Stayed there
March last year and he was the new owner then . Didn't know it was now shut down though was looking to stay there early next year

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 This was all done a fair

Sun, 2019-12-08 11:38

 This was all done a fair while back. 
Now watch him push for the road up and over cape range so he has control over the whole Vlamingh head area. 

 

The bit that I find most interesting is for someone out there making so much noise on marine parks and waving a freshly purchased PhD in marine science he has stayed totally quiet in the gulf development debate. 

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 We see what's happening in

Sun, 2019-12-08 14:51

 We see what's happening in the right hand but the left hand is under the table doing dodgy stuff...

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Greedy fuk in my opinion

Sun, 2019-12-08 12:34

Greedy fuk in my opinion

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 He's a very astute

Sun, 2019-12-08 20:51

 He's a very astute businessman. I don't know why you'd knock him, nothing greedy about it. I don't agree with all his ethics but he does a lot of philanthropic good work. 

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He also owns

Sun, 2019-12-08 18:59

Blue lagoon mussels now. Down sth mussel farm also. Believe he is going to try jap pearls down sth.

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Oysters

Sun, 2019-12-08 20:31

 Has major leases in Shark Bay for growing rock oysters, processing plant to be established where Carnarvon Sea Rescue now stands and the new rescue building to go opposite the blue shed tackle shop

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 He is a stride business man.

Mon, 2019-12-09 13:30

 He is a stride business man. He has a lot of eggs in a lot of baskets. Also he does look after others. Where would the wa rugby team be without him . 

But the old saying the rich get richer .

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 Money buys money

Mon, 2019-12-09 20:15

 Money buys money

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Just not allowed to drill

Mon, 2019-12-09 17:29

 On his property but he can where ever he wants.

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News article

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:24

 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-10/andrew-forrest-ningaloo-reef-luxury-eco-resort-100-million-plan/11776190

 

Hmmm....

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Hes got the money and

Tue, 2019-12-10 22:11

Hes got the money and standing to influence many to push his own personal beliefs/gains despite what is actually best for the community. Hope he falls off that horse and cracks his head real hard! jmo tall poppy syndrome maybe but his 'interest' in marine science will not end well for the fisherman. im not a fan of the bloke at all

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 Here's the latest

Wed, 2019-12-11 05:30

 Here's the latest Plans/Drawings:local-development-plan-–-ningaloo-lighthouse-resort-–-lot-2-and-lot-557-yardie-creek-road

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Ecotourism is a bit of an

Thu, 2019-12-12 11:16

Ecotourism is a bit of an oxymoron, and is generally 'green washing' at best. I think Twiggy does some good stuff, but as a fishmerman, I have my concerns.

As a fisherman and a keen observer, some things I wonder about all this from the above article and a few others I've read.

- Investment of $100m, into tourism and research. How much of this $100m is for the resort and how much is research?

- '$100m' Ecoresort owned by one of the country's richest men. How long before he buys his own licenses to do whale shark/manta ray tours himself? Rather than the added resort guests servicing the local operators.

- Ecotourism, Ecotourism, Ecotourism... how long before big chunks of the area are locked out to fishing in the name of marine parks?

 

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Better him than the

Thu, 2019-12-12 12:41

Better him than the Chinese...

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I thought he done a fair bit

Fri, 2019-12-13 13:02

For community not sure . As pointed out above rather it be him

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The chinese eat whale sharks

Sun, 2019-12-22 22:50

I thought that I read some where that the Chinese and Japanese eat whale sharks, whales, sharks and any other thing that swims in any of the worlds oceans.
Has anyone noticed the decrees in the metro blowie population of late.

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Does this make sense to

Mon, 2019-12-23 07:10

Does this make sense to anyone else? LOL

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 Little Johnny I see the blue

Mon, 2019-12-23 07:16

 Little Johnny I see the blue lagoon boys have some nice new shiny trailers, rumour are the pajeros will be swapped out soon to.

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Twiggy may be astute,  but he

Tue, 2019-12-31 11:13

Twiggy may be astute,  but he is also ruthless, with a trail of broken WA subcontractors in his wake. First thing you need when dealing with Twiggy is a team of good lawyers and lots of cash.

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You are being too kind

Tue, 2019-12-31 18:23

Unscrupulous is the word that comes to my mind.  During the early construction phase FMG clearly had a cash flow problem.  Their mitigation strategy was to screw all contractors and subcontractors which they did at will.  It is somewhat ironic that he now makes significant contributions to philanthropic organisations that he has set up.  Unfortunately that won't help the contractors and subcontractors FMG used to finance their project.

I had the misfortune to be involved on both the Murrin Murrin and FMG projects.  Imagine doing work for Tony Galati, a la the Spudshed and being offered xyz tonnes of potatoes in lieu of a monthly progress payment.

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