La­goon shame game

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

THE re­cent de­ci­sion by Coun­cil ex­hibits a lack of hon­esty in ap­prov­ing the Port Dou­glas La­goon Pool’s lo­ca­tion to be the most fea­si­ble if built by St Mary’s By the Sea church.

Judge for your­self the fig­ures re­alised in their Con­sul­ta­tion Re­port were as fol­lows: 13 per cent out of 200 (tele­phone), and 13 per cent out of 126 (on­line) voted for their ’pre­ferred lo­ca­tion’ at St Mary’s church. This means that out of the 326 per­sons sur­veyed, only 42 peo­ple voted for that lo­ca­tion. What hap­pened to the re­main­ing 87 per cent of vot­ers?

The re­port also con­tra­dicts the In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vices Meet­ing which was on Au­gust 17, which states that this 13 per cent con­cluded that the pre­ferred lo­ca­tion was Lo­ca­tion 4 (by the church), which clearly is NOT the truth.

Based on a scor­ing and rank­ing against mul­ti­ple fac­tors it is clearly ev­i­dent that the re­port-mak­ers have twisted the re­sults by mak­ing false claims to Coun­cil.

I won­der if any­one in Coun­cil checked the bo­gus fig­ures re­lat­ing to this com­mu­nity process be­fore ap­prov­ing the lo­ca­tion of the pool. Why would the re­ports have been in to­tal con­tra­dic­tion of each other?

The com­mu­nity must take note that the false fig­ures con­clud­ing the most fea­si­ble lo­ca­tion was by St Mary’s church, was in­cor­rect. What is cor­rect is that the State Gov­ern­ment will now fund the pool on the ba­sis of Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil’s de­cep­tion to Gov­ern­ment.

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