Lend Lease lends a big hand to Moss­man Rocks Crocodiles not the only en­dan­gered species

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

Dear Sir, We are so pleased that our Com­mu­nity thor­oughly en­joyed the Moss­man Rocks on Oc­to­ber 22 and many tal­ented acts were show­cased.

The Moss­man Rocks event was com­pletely or­gan­ised and es­tab­lished through the Moss­man Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. We had sev­eral part­ners, no­tably the Lend Lease Spring­board pro­gram fa­cil­i­tated by Im­pact In­ter­na­tional, who worked with us on this project.

Seven suc­cess­ful projects were com­pleted this year with the Spring­board pro­gram; Moss­man Rocks was one of them.

Ev­ery project was or­gan­ised by a group of vol­un­teers and chaired by a mem­ber of our staff or man­age­ment.

There were a num­ber of vol­un­teers in this group who worked the whole 5 month pro­gram to en­sure that this project achieved a great level of suc­cess. Dear Sir, Is it any won­der that tourism is suf­fer­ing in North Queens­land?

Now Fat Al­bert has ’gone’ it is dif­fi­cult enough to spot a crocodile in the wild.

The koala is on the en­dan­gered list and they are not na­tive to North Queens­land, so we have wal­la­bies and a few cas­sowaries left and maybe you’d be lucky enough to spot a platy­pus?

I’ve been in Aus­tralia since 1953 and have never seen one in the wild, only in cap­tiv­ity.

I’ve trav­elled most of the Aus­tralian out­back be­ing mar­ried to a sur­veyor from Western Aus­tralia.

Africa has a list of wild an­i­mals as long as your arm in­clud­ing crocodiles a-plenty and game parks and re­serves to view and pho­to­graph the wild life.

We have dol­phins and whales, but too many tourists are in­vad­ing their territories and will surely put on end to them in the not too far away fu­ture!

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