Twists and turns in controversial Aussie cruise development


Singapore: Singapore’s Sembawang Engineers and Constructors (SEC) is to plough ahead with plans for its A$4.9bn cruise ship terminal and super resort on Australia’s Gold Coast, however it has no intention of entering the official tendering process. 

SEC pulled out of the original plans for Wavebreak Island a month ago when the local mayor yanked his support for a casino as part of the development. 

Since then the state government backtracked announcing a tender process for a marine precinct, which would allow a consortium to development a cruise ship terminal, resort and casino.

SEC’s ceo Ric Grosvenor said he would eschew the tender process in favour of pursuing legislative channels, the planning and environment court and the Federal Government.

Sembawang Engineers and Constructors is owned by Punj Lloyd's.  [09/11/12]

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