Rooms for the needy

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FLOOD CRISIS -

MORE than 2000 rooms from 300 re­sorts, ho­tels, mo­tels, back­pack­ers’ hos­tels and pri­vate homes across Trop­i­cal North Queens­land have been made avail­able to the vic­tims of Queens­land’s worst-ever flood dis­as­ter.

As flood­wa­ters re­cede and the scenes of dev­as­ta­tion are re­placed with im­ages of the mas­sive clean-up ef­fort un­der­way in south­east Queens­land, tourism au­thor­i­ties still do not know if the of­fer of ac­com­mo­da­tion will be taken up at all.

Tourism Queens­land will con­tinue to li­aise di­rectly with re­cov­ery agen­cies to en­sure peo­ple in need are able to take ad­van­tage of free flights from Qan­tas and Vir­gin Blue flights and ac­com­mo­da­tion from Mis­sion Beach to the Dain­tree re­gion.

Those in­volved in of­fer­ing sup­port in the af­ter­math of the Vic­to­rian bush­fire re­call some vic­tims were not ready to leave their com­mu­ni­ties for sev­eral months af­ter the tragedy.

Lo­cal ac­com­mo­da­tion houses which have of­fered rooms for flood vic­tims in­clude Sea Tem­ple Re­sort and Spa, Man­dalay Lux­ury Apart­ments, Sher­a­ton Mi­rage Re­sort, Par­adise Links Re­sort, Dain­tree Eco Lodge, Mer­cure Tree­tops Re­sort, Mantra Port­sea, Pep­pers Beach Club, Port Dou­glas Beach­front Re­sort, Beaches, Mow­bray By The Sea, Port Dou­glas Beach­front Ter­races, Port Dou­glas Get­away, The Outrig­ger Re­sort, Mantra Aque­ous in Port Dou­glas, Demi View Mo­tel, Mar­tinique on Macrossan, Nau­tilus Hol­i­day Apart­ments, Lat­i­tude 16 and Penin­sula Bou­tique Ho­tel.

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