Australia beware of this man and others who acted with him. They are named on this website. He is Bob Carr, an author and former NSW Planning Minister, former NSW Premier and former Australian Foreign Minister. He has intimate knowledge about the theft and destruction of the two partly built houseboats which are pictured above right. When he wrote about the Botel Marina Project he was NSW Planning Minister and he had no intention of following the law. He will not to discuss this matter today.
If you the reader happen to be a journalist or a public advocate then you are urged to make contact. Furthermore, there must be many ex-officials from that time who also have intimate knowledge of this matter. Their names appear on these documents and they are also urged to make contact. This is a story that should not remain buried in government archives.
According to Wikipedia Carr did not like water-based development. He abused his position as NSW planning Minister. He lied, cheated and tried his utmost to delay a plan for my Botel Development. The key to this story is the Murray River Environment Plan. It was meant to clarify the use of Riparian land along the banks of the Murray River. His biggest mistake was to force the development application for a chain of six Botel Marinas along a sham planning procedure before he could enact the legislation. Here is a video which shows the amount of red tape which he used to barricade the project. Here is link to all those relevant documents which are arranged in chronological order.
Today a Freedom of Information application has revealed he created a fraudulent INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION in order to cover up his Government"s corruption and ultimately the theft, destruction and disguising the remainder of the vessels. There were numerous Ministers involved and the matter reached all the way to the floor of the NSW Parliament.
Captain John Hensford signed both the approval and the Notice to remove. According to the Notice, Maritime ordered the removal of the vessels because they terminated the licence. However that could only have been done by Maritime Minister Baird and only recently, he has denied any involvement in the matter during telephone conversations and by SMS.
Only Baird had the power to cancel the licence because according to the Crown Lands Department the licence was known as a "Tenancy at Will". Crown Lands had earlier insisted on a Special Lease application from WATERHOUSE to give security against the cancelling of a licence.
Curiously, the matter of council's displeasure was before the NSW Land and Environment Court. However, thanks to Morrison and Sawers, solicitors for Waterhouse Enterprises; the judge determined that solicitors for WATERHOUSE lodged the appeal application out of time.
Pictured below are some of those who know about this matter and/or who have lied, cheated and covered-up the theft of the boats. They include the highest ranking people from the heart of NSW State Government, the courts and media.
Bruce Baird former NSW Maritime Minister. He is pictured here with his son Mike Baird. Bruce used his discretionary power to terminate a mooring licence in order to confiscate two houseboats which were under construction.
Mike Baird former NSW Premier. He resigned and left politics when he was made aware of his fathers actions. At the time he claimed he needed to leave politics to devote more time on his extended family. However he took up another demanding job in finance shortly after.
David IPP, QC and former ICAC Commissioner. He was presented with new evidence when it emerged in 2012. He condoned the actions of the former Wakool Shire Councils in confiscating the houseboats in May 2013. He resigned shortly after. He is now under suspicion because In 2017 Freedom of Information revealed that Maritime coincidently destroyed their Waterhouse/Botel information in May 2013.
Ken Trewin, ex-mayor Wakool Shire, Real Estate Agent and successful Motel developer at Barham.