Port lagoon a necessity
PORT Douglas must have a lagoon.
There are a small number of locals making a lot of noise with their unfounded fear of the consequences of giving the whole community a muchneeded amenity and a village centre point.
Tourism is what keeps this town going with almost the entire population, one way or another, relying on the millions of dollars injected into the local economy by the very welcome visitors.
Backyard and accommodation pools do nothing to add to the appeal of Port Douglas, whereas a lagoon would be a major added attraction and of minimum expense, compared to the huge dollar value of increased tourism in the town.
Local families with young or teenage children will greatly benefit from the venue, while employment for a great number of tradies will be generated in the construction phase, and ongoing jobs for gardeners, cleaners, lifeguards and others will be created.
The location of the lagoon will provide a much needed retreat on the days when the prevailing south east wind is lashing Four Mile Beach, and provide a family and tourist attraction, available all year round, despite the stinger season.
All water from the lagoon is recycled