Billionaire businessman Clive Palmer has been given the go-ahead to build the world’s biggest dinosaur park on the grounds of his Sunshine Coast resort – as long as they don’t roar too loudly.
The Sunshine Coast regional council voted unanimously to approve the plans which include 149 life-size dinosaur models to join the already existing eight-metre tall T-Rex named Jeff, and a vintage car museum, all within the grounds of Palmer’s Coolum resort.
The approval was subject to 30 conditions, including noise and environmental concerns and on the proviso that all models would abide by various height restrictions of a maximum six meters, except for a Ruyangosaurus which will stand 10 meters tall.
Roaring from the dinosaurs must not exceed 5 decibels above background noise levels. No vegetation is proposed to be removed and the resort site’s environmentally sensitive areas are to be protected.
Source: The Guardian