Entsch is reg­u­lar vis­i­tor to re­gion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

I WOULD just like to com­ment on the re­cent edi­tor’s com­ment ( Gazette, July 29) which stated that I hadn’t stepped foot in the Port Dou­glas re­gion since the elec­tion was called.

I have made many vis­its to the Port Dou­glas and Moss­man re­gion prior to the elec­tion be­ing called and also since the elec­tion was called.

I at­tended the Moss­man Show with for­mer councillor Ge­orge Pitt, trav­elled to Rocky Point to dis­cuss is­sues with lo­cal res­i­dents in the area and even had the plea­sure of watch­ing a lo­cal Ju­nior AFL match in Port Dou­glas.

The Port Dou­glas Cham­ber event on Thurs­day, Au­gust 5, was ini­ti­ated by my­self and I worked proac­tively with the Port Dou­glas Cham­ber of Com­merce so I could have the op­por­tu­nity to meet with busi­ness lead­ers of the com­mu­nity and also share my vi­sion for the area and hear res­i­dents’ ideas and is­sues di­rectly. To say I have not “stepped foot” in the area is ut­terly in­ac­cu­rate.

I am a proud ad­vo­cate for the Dou­glas re­gion and am acutely aware of the unique is­sues that face the res­i­dents of the com­mu­nity and have been fight­ing hard to en­sure they are given a voice and that their con­cerns are heard at all lev­els of govern­ment.

The dif­fer­ence be­tween the in­cum­bent and my­self is I don’t is­sue a press re­lease ev­ery time I en­ter a com­mu­nity to get free pub­lic­ity, I just con­cen­trate on get­ting the job done.

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