But a senior representative of Leda Group, which is behind the proposal, said their research showed the development would not affect the waves and could even increase their size.
The $200 million Tugun proposal, the brainchild of billionaire Bob Ell of Leda Group, includes three hotels, a casino, three terminal berths, a water park, an underwater observatory, new North Kirra surf club and a superyacht marina. It would create hundreds of jobs.
Mr Donohoe said he feared the development would change wave patterns and in effect wipe out the wave at Kirra.
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