La­goon has ‘no longterm ben­e­fit’ to town

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

COULD some­one please ex­plain to all the peo­ple in Port Dou­glas how the la­goon de­vel­op­ment will ben­e­fit any­one long-term.

A great mis­take is be­ing made with this short-sighted pro­ject.

We are all still on wa­ter re­stric­tions each year - and in the fu­ture this may be worse as the wa­ter sup­ply has not been up­graded - yet coun­cil is now em­bark­ing on a high wa­ter use and waste pro­ject. Does it make any sense? Elec­tric­ity costs are crip­pling house­hold bud­gets (and it will only get worse) yet the coun­cil now wants to build the big­gest mother of power users - a la­goon pool. It de­fies logic. The pump­ing costs and re­sul­tant car­bon foot­print of a la­goon pool has to be stag­ger­ing.

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