Horror for Environmentalists: a Casino to Be Built on the Great Barrier Reef

18.04.2014

The project of "Aquis" entertainment complex right on the Great Barrier Reef caused fierce resentment by environmentalists worldwide. The complex is 340 hectares with capacity of 12 thousand people. However, project supporters argue that it will not cause any harm to corals and other marine inhabitants. Moreover, they have already dubbed their creation the hand-made wonder of the world!

Horror for Environmentalists: a Casino Suggested to Be Built on the Great Barrier Reef

The entertainment complex worth eight billion dollars will have two casinos, eight hotels, a golf course. A pipeline will be laid from the mainland to provide the guests of the complex with fresh water. The most peculiar thing is that the project hasn't even required the state ecological expertise! But the Great Barrier Reef is a unique place that is a home for hundreds of marine species.