Tom Pyne: a man of vision, passion and drive. Please leave your condolences
EVEN for those who never had the chance to meet him, there are few aspects of modern life in Cairns that former mayor Tom Pyne hasn’t influenced in some way.
Queensland’s political leaders joined Far Northerners in remembering Mr Pyne yesterday as news spread of his passing. He died on Sunday after suffering a stroke, aged 76.
The man who dreamt up the Cairns Esplanade and Lagoon development, lobbied for an international airport in the city and staunchly protected the region’s green hillslopes has been remembered
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