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'Big Brother House' Vandalised

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From The Daily Mail:

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Don't they respect Australian history? Teenagers are caught on camera 'vandalising the abandoned Big Brother house' at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast

By ILARIA BROPHY FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

PUBLISHED: 14:39 AEDT, 9 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:31 AEDT, 9 January 2019

A group of teenagers have been caught 'vandalising' the abandoned Big Brother house, located at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast.

Footage captured by 'urban explorers' apparently shows young people smashing up the property on Foxwell Road in Coomera, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin.

In the video, an unidentified vandal is shown breaking one of the Big Brother house's  two-way mirrors using what appears to be a sledgehammer. 

'Check on what they are doing,' a man can be heard saying in the video, referring to the actions of the vandals.

The urban explorers who recorded the confronting footage insisted they were not involved in the destruction of property.

'We take nothing but photos but I was told these guys were smashing up glass everywhere,' one of them told the Bulletin.

'It's just disrespectful. These sites should be kept in place until they are developed for something, not trashed,' they added.

The publication inspected the derelict site on Tuesday and discovered that entry gates were without padlocks and barbed wire fences were bent out of shape.

A Dreamworld spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that the management team had been 'made aware of trespassers' at the former Big Brother house earlier this week.

They added: 'Dreamworld security attended the site, now owned and operated by Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), to ensure all persons were safe and not breaching the Dreamworld premises. 

'The persons were no longer at the site upon arrival.'

Located among gum trees on the Gold Coast, the Big Brother house once resembled a palatial Miami mansion with a splash of Hollywood glamour.

Housemates would have been greeted by a grand staircase leading to a salmon-coloured building and a backyard complete with pink flamingos, a lavish swimming pool, deckchairs and a tree house. 

The property, which took three months to design and four months to construct, apparently drew inspiration from the world-famous Beverly Hills Hotel.

Big Brother captivated viewers for 11 seasons, before being cancelled in 2014.

The video can be found here.

The thing I'd like to point out from that article is that DW says they don't own the land the Big Brother House sits on anymore but the Queensland Investment Corporation does instead. How does this fit in with Ardent's 'excess land' talk?

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1 hour ago, Jamberoo Fan said:

From The Daily Mail:

The video can be found here.

The thing I'd like to point out from that article is that DW says they don't own the land the Big Brother House sits on anymore but the Queensland Investment Corporation does instead. How does this fit in with Ardent's 'excess land' talk?

That land was sold off years ago as it is master planned for a retail/dining/entertainment precinct as part of the Coomera activity plan of which stage 1 was Westfield which is across the road from said parcel of land

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18 hours ago, Gold Coast Amusement Force said:

When is that stage taking place?

As Alex said, how long is a piece of string...

Westfield was supposed to open 8 years ago.. 

the original concept had a new entry gate for DW at the end of said precinct, however it’s unlikely that is still part of the plans 

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On 09/01/2019 at 7:40 PM, Brad2912 said:

That land was sold off years ago as it is master planned for a retail/dining/entertainment precinct as part of the Coomera activity plan of which stage 1 was Westfield which is across the road from said parcel of land

Ah, ok. So where is the 'excess land' that Ardent talks about lately then?

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Article from yesterday on an new possible attraction ultising the facility ‘Adventure Park’ which will include laser tag, paintball, areotag and C- tag

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Hopefully they catch the person who lit the fire, pretty bad since a lot of bush and tree could of caught fire as well and close to a theme park

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3 minutes ago, Gold Coast Amusement Force said:

A group of teenagers who ran away are the suspects.

According to you, or the media, or police, or someone else? 

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