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Post: #1   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:26 am Reply with quote
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Hi All,

After a recent discussion regarding the planned Paralimni Marina I was
interested to find out what other leisure related projects you would like to
see in the area.

One idea given already was for a sports complex with an Olympic size
swimming pool including a conference/arena area.

Any other potentially viable suggestions??

Cheers

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:04 am Reply with quote
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It has to be an 18 hole resort Golf course.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:11 am Reply with quote
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A post office in the oversized Oroklini council offices, serving also Pyla and Livadia. The parking problem in Larnaca town centre is a horror, especially at Christmas.

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Post: #4   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:33 am Reply with quote
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bromerzz wrote:
It has to be an 18 hole resort Golf course.


Agree with that, but they ain't bright enough this end of the Island to see that.

Also full size Bowls rinks, similar to the 88 they have in Paphos hotels and Clubs.

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Post: #5   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:06 pm Reply with quote
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bromerzz wrote:
It has to be an 18 hole resort Golf course.


Yep I suggested that - don't play myself but can see its attraction and
would help with all year round tourism.

My only concern would be the water situation - looks like it would have
to be a desalination plant which would certainly increase costs.

Cheers

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Post: #6   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:20 pm Reply with quote
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Steve - SJD wrote:
bromerzz wrote:
It has to be an 18 hole resort Golf course.


Yep I suggested that - don't play myself but can see its attraction and
would help with all year round tourism.

My only concern would be the water situation - looks like it would have
to be a desalination plant which would certainly increase costs.

Cheers

Steve


I'm a good solution to the golf/water conundrum. On my annual outing it takes me about 90 minutes and anything up to 36 strokes to finish 3 holes.
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Post: #7   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:27 pm Reply with quote
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Steve - SJD wrote:
bromerzz wrote:
It has to be an 18 hole resort Golf course.


Yep I suggested that - don't play myself but can see its attraction and
would help with all year round tourism.

My only concern would be the water situation - looks like it would have
to be a desalination plant which would certainly increase costs.

Cheers

Steve


Do they not use water at the Paphos end then Wink

I believe one of the Golf investment companies said they would build a Desal plant years ago if they got the rights to build.

There are golf courses in far drier climates than Cyprus, quite nearby as well.

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Post: #8   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:42 pm Reply with quote
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PatCon wrote:
A post office in the oversized Oroklini council offices, serving also Pyla and Livadia. The parking problem in Larnaca town centre is a horror, especially at Christmas.


I don't think there's ever a shortage of paid parking in the centre of Larnaca, there are any number of ordinary and multi-storey carparks, it's finding the free parking that's the challenge if you don't know the town centre well Smile
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:21 pm Reply with quote
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mouse wrote:
Do they not use water at the Paphos end then Wink


They do but as far as I am aware all our water this end comes from
desalination plants - unlike the Paphos side which has a better terrain that
enables the majority of their water to come from dams.

Yes they could build a desalination plant specifically for the course but
as in the previous case that comes at considerable extra cost.

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Post: #10   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:00 pm Reply with quote
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Steve - SJD wrote:
mouse wrote:
Do they not use water at the Paphos end then Wink


They do but as far as I am aware all our water this end comes from
desalination plants - unlike the Paphos side which has a better terrain that
enables the majority of their water to come from dams.

Yes they could build a desalination plant specifically for the course but
as in the previous case that comes at considerable extra cost.

Cheers

Steve


But at the cost of the Golf course developers which in turn would help the water shortage this end of the Island as the desal plant would produce a lot more water than the course would need.

Back in 1992 at Travel Agents function ran jointly by the CTO and Cyprus airways and Cypriot Government at Stansted I was told by the delegation that Golf courses and Bowling rinks would be built and completed within 3-4 years in the Eastern end of the Island.

25 years on. Question

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Post: #11   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:16 pm Reply with quote
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mouse wrote:

Do they not use water at the Paphos end then Wink

I believe one of the Golf investment companies said they would build a Desal plant years ago if they got the rights to build.

There are golf courses in far drier climates than Cyprus, quite nearby as well.


IIRC it was the other way round, the government said that the developers of golf courses would have to supply their own water for irrigation, i.e. they would have to build desalination plants..

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Post: #12   PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:58 am Reply with quote
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sandyoap wrote:
PatCon wrote:
A post office in the oversized Oroklini council offices, serving also Pyla and Livadia. The parking problem in Larnaca town centre is a horror, especially at Christmas.


I don't think there's ever a shortage of paid parking in the centre of Larnaca, there are any number of ordinary and multi-storey carparks, it's finding the free parking that's the challenge if you don't know the town centre well Smile


Unbeknowingly I never paid to park in Nicosia or Larnaca town centre for years as I always used the mobile phone text system to pay for car parking in municipal car parks and at roadside parking meters until I realised no charge was ever made to my phone number. Got the acknowledgement and the warning texts ten minutes or so before 'paid' parking time expired so had no reason to doubt that a charge was being made.
Didn't feel comfortable about this and reverted back to the cash and ticket system where possible, if it had been millions rather than a couple of Euro's I probably would have been more than comfortable!

Was I alone in having a magic money saving phone number or did others enjoy the same free parking benefit over a very long period of time?

Back to Steve's original question.
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Post: #13   PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:10 am Reply with quote
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Kwacka wrote:
mouse wrote:

Do they not use water at the Paphos end then Wink

I believe one of the Golf investment companies said they would build a Desal plant years ago if they got the rights to build.

There are golf courses in far drier climates than Cyprus, quite nearby as well.


IIRC it was the other way round, the government said that the developers of golf courses would have to supply their own water for irrigation, i.e. they would have to build desalination plants..



That's what I said. Confused

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Re: What projects would you like to see? 
Post: #14   PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:20 am Reply with quote
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Steve - SJD wrote:
Hi All,

Any other potentially viable suggestions??

Cheers

Steve


Bowling alley
Ice Rink
Bus Station (with new modern accessible busses)
Cinema

Basically facilities that have an all year use but would be more beneficial for the winter tourism market
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Post: #15   PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:53 am Reply with quote
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Pavements and tarmac would be good.
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Post: #16   PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:34 am Reply with quote
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Quite a bit written about water and managing the resources so why not work on the dams so:
More run off directed into them
Existing agricultural watering controlled so dam levels (e.g.Achna) not depleted.
Refreshment facilities/decent tavernas setup in areas of dams.

Once that is in place develop the wonderful facilities for course fishing. Most importantly police the non licence people who extract huge amounts offish in bucket loads.

The potential for a sustanable fish stock would see many more people fishing and income derived from licences.
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Post: #17   PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:06 am Reply with quote
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Santorini Paul 1 wrote:
Pavements and tarmac would be good.
Paul.


I totally agree with you, especially in Deryneia.

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Post: #18   PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:13 am Reply with quote
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SensibleBob wrote:
Quite a bit written about water and managing the resources so why not work on the dams so:
More run off directed into them
Existing agricultural watering controlled so dam levels (e.g.Achna) not depleted.
Refreshment facilities/decent tavernas setup in areas of dams.

Once that is in place develop the wonderful facilities for course fishing. Most importantly police the non licence people who extract huge amounts offish in bucket loads.

The potential for a sustanable fish stock would see many more people fishing and income derived from licences.


I agree. My OH used to have a very nice little summer business taking tourists
fishing to Achna Dam, the business was run by Thomas at Eman and it was his
dream job. Unfortunately the Authorities did nothing about the poachers
taking fish in large quantities but always checked that he had licences for
himself and his guests. There were many occasions when he would be
asked for the licences and he would point out people on the other side of
the dam taking buckets of fish, all he would get would be a shrug of the
shoulders.

Thomas and my OH also offered to be voluntary wardens for the dam, but
were told they would have no authority so that was that.

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Post: #19   PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:18 am Reply with quote
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I also think that a Sports Complex would be an excellent idea. It would provide
extra training facilities for the visiting football teams in the winter as well as
maybe attracting atheletes and sportspeople from other areas.

It would, however, also have to cater for locals so that we could have the
chance to use it all year round so good management would be essential.

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Re: What projects would you like to see? 
Post: #20   PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:04 pm Reply with quote
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DAC wrote:
Steve - SJD wrote:
Hi All,

Any other potentially viable suggestions??

Cheers

Steve


Bowling alley
Ice Rink
Bus Station (with new modern accessible busses)
Cinema

Basically facilities that have an all year use but would be more beneficial for the winter tourism market



there is a bowling alley in paralimni. cinema would be good. so far not found 1 nearer than larnaca. which is very good with bowling alley & restaurants & always busy.
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