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Dubrovnik Golf Project To Go Ahead After Referendum Fails

Activists have failed in their attempt to stop a controversial building development project from going ahead on Srdj hill overlooking the southern Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik.

Golf Park Dubrovnik, which includes an 18 and 9 hole golf course, sports centre, hotel, tennis courts, a horse-riding club, parks, galleries, cycling and running tracks, swimming pools, cafes, restaurants, bars, parks, villas and apartments, went to a referendum on Sunday in the UNESCO World Heritage city with only 30.48% of eligible voters in the city turning up to vote. A minimum of 50% plus one of all eligible voters had to turn out to make the referendum legitimate. It was reported that 84% of the voters who did turn out voted against the development project.

Those opposed to the development, which pro golfer Greg Norman has invested in,claimed that the development would devastate one of Croatia’s most beautiful spots. They also say that damage to forest and agricultural land would result from the huge complex.

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