Moaning billionaire claims there aren’t enough moorings to park her super yacht

A billionaire has outlandishly complained there are not enough places to park her super yacht.

Gina Rinehart, 67, has sailed back into controversy after calling for additional moorings to be made available in the Australian city of Brisbane.

According to the Australian Financial Review, Rinehart is Australia's richest person with a personal wealth of £16 billion.

But apparently having so much cash to burn brings its own problems such as "sleepless nights" at sea and marinas not being large enough to accommodate your huge vessel.

The mining magnate from Perth, made her bizarre complaint at an Olympic planning committee, described by news.com.au as a 'glitzy luncheon'.

With discussions underway for the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games, Rinehart suggested something ought to be done ahead of VIP arrivals by water.

Speaking from her yacht in a video message to the meeting, Rinehart said: "For instance, we've just experienced days of very rough water from the southern Queensland border to the Capricorn Coast.

"Then when we arrived at the coast not feeling that great after two very rough sleepless nights and a rough day, many yachts were outside the marinas given the lack of marinas."

She explained the importance of being able to facilitate deep-pocketed yacht owners and their wealthy guests, LadBible reports.

Rinehart continued: "And let's not forget super yachts that may want to visit from overseas, bringing passengers who would want to spend in Australia.

"These super yachts need marinas too – sadly lacking for vessels over 50m.

"It's time for more marinas large enough to cater, not only for small and medium yachts, but larger ones too.".

The 67-year-old landed her father's jaw-dropping fortune when he died in 1992 after establishing Hancock Prospecting, a privately-owned mineral exploration and extraction company.

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Her request for new super yacht moorings is the latest of Rinehart's eye-brow raising history of alienating comments.

She was once quoted as saying: "If you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain; do something to make more money yourself-spend less time drinking, or smoking and socialising, and more time working."

In 2012 Rinehart left thousands stunned by her speech in which she encouraged Australian miners accept having their payslips slashed to just $2 (£1) so they can compete with those mining in Africa.

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