Billionaire businessman Clive Palmer intends to push ahead with plans to erect 150 life-size dinosaurs at his resort on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Mr Palmer has installed an almost nine-metre high animatronics Tyrannosaurus rex at his five-star resort at Coolum and he eventually wants 150 models erected.
However, Sunshine Coast councillor Russell Green said yesterday Mr Palmer would need planning permission to display more than four.
Councillor Green likened the plan to a scene from golfing comedy movie Happy Gilmore, describing Mr Palmer's plans as bizarre and tacky.
"To turn it into you know a version of Looney Tunes - I just think that's not the right direction for the property," he said.
But Mr Palmer says Councillor Green is ill-informed.
"Poor old Russell hasn't been there to see it," Mr Palmer said.
"There's no dinosaurs on any golf course at all and he should come out and have a look.
"Of course it will be in the greatest condition of quality because international people will be renowned for coming to see a real serious effort - a scientific effort that our children can live by and the Coast will be promoted.
"So, before your comment Russell, come and have a look at it." Mr Palmer says he cannot understand why anyone would want to place restrictions on his plan.
"So many children and so many families have been fascinated and enjoying it," he said.
"To think that people would want to deny them that happiness is just beyond me and it'll be of world standard.
"It'll be something that Russell will be so proud to come and have a look at.
"We'll have to invite him to cut the ribbon - we'll call the next dinosaur after Russell."