La­goon site ‘not ideal’

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

THE Port Dou­glas Water­front Mas­ter Plan has cer­tainly come a long way since we de­cided to fi­nalise the re­port with the pro­ject ad­vi­sory group in Septem­ber 2009.

Now man­aged by Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil and the new con­sul­tant Strate­gic Leisure Group, the tax­payer’s mil­lion-dol­lar pre­vi­ous con­sul­ta­tion has been re­moved by SLG in a blink of an eye, with no one in the com­mu­nity be­ing asked for their opin­ion on this new site.

The two old sites were to be near Rex Smeal Park, and be­hind the surf club.

Where did the new site come from, and more im­por­tantly who in their right minds would put a swim­ming pool with bikini-clad bathers right be­side a church?

Oh yes, fu­neral ser­vices are not to be more im­por­tant than those swim­ming, be­cause rev­er­ence for the dead just went away with the in­tro­duc­tion of this miserly-sized pool smacked up be­tween a toi­let block and a church. Who is re­spon­si­ble for cre­at­ing such a mon­ster of a de­sign and what has hap­pened to our com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tives on the ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee, or have they been si­lenced?

Un­less you ask the com­mu­nity for their view be­fore you make de­ci­sions, you are to blame for putting the cart be­fore the horse.

When will you learn not to dupe the peo­ple of Port Dou­glas?

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