Palmer tees up more 'tacky' dinosaurs for resort

A councillor on Queensland's Sunshine Coast has described plans by billionaire Clive Palmer to install 150 life-size dinosaurs at his Coolum resort as bizarre and tacky.

Mr Palmer has erected a Tyrannosaurus rex called 'Jeff' beside the golf course and wants to bring in another 149 of the creatures.

However, Cr Russell Green says he will need to apply to council if he wants to bring in more than four dinosaurs as it changes the intended use of the area.

"If Mr Palmer would like to sit down with those of us in council and talk about getting a reasonable outcome to continue to develop the resort and its facilities, I think those conversations can occur," he said.

"But to turn it into a version of Looney Tunes I just think that's not the right direction for the property." Cr Green says before Mr Palmer bought the resort last year it was recognised as a premium product.

"It has an international reputation," he said.

"The Australian PGA is staged there of which council is a very big supporter and the resort itself is a very big supporter as well.

"It's almost turning into a scene out of Happy Gilmore where you putt down the fairway, you bounce the ball off T-rex's left leg and get it into the 18th hole - it's quite bizarre."

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