NEW ADDITIONS: Palmer Coolum Resort general manager Bill Schoch welcomes the arrival of the new dinosaurs for the resort.
NEW ADDITIONS: Palmer Coolum Resort general manager Bill Schoch welcomes the arrival of the new dinosaurs for the resort. Warren Lynam

Focus on Palmersaurus park now election is over

LOOK OUT! Jeff the Dinosaur's mates are coming thick and fast.

Preparations for the Palmer Coolum Resort dinosaur park are warming up again, as resort owner Clive Palmer and general manager Bill Schoch switch their focus from campaigning for the Palmer United Party in the federal election.

Mr Palmer won the seat of Fairfax yesterday, although the result is likely to go to a recount.

Mr Schoch was defeated by a 7.2% margin in Fisher by the LNP's Mal Brough.

Attention is again back on the dinosaurs, with container-loads of mechanical and fibreglass dinosaurs now under construction at the newly named Palmersaurus.

Mr Schoch said the park was being constructed for the joy it would bring to children.

"It will be priceless to see the joy of the kids' faces and their parents and grandparents," Mr Schoch said. "That's what we're doing it for.

"Palmer Coolum Resort has never been a raging place for teenagers - it is a family place and the dinosaur experience supplements that."

Mr Schoch said park construction was running smoothly and he hoped it would open around November-December. It will include 160 different dinosaur species.

"Now it's just a question of good weather," he said.

He said the entry fee would be reasonable and would therefore attract many visitors.

The Palmersaurus complex received council approval on July 25.

"I still love Jeff out the front," Mr Schoch said.

"He's just magnificent."


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