Ed­i­tor’s com­ment:

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK - Greg Mclean Man­ag­ing ed­i­tor

THE of­fi­cial elec­tion cam­paign is not even a day old and al­ready I’m fa­tigued and feel­ing slightly queezy about what will - or more per­ti­nently won’t - be in it for the Dou­glas re­gion.

La­bor’s Ja­son O’brien is keen to con­tinue up­grad­ing the high­way and for­mu­lat­ing an eco­nomic plan for Moss­man - beauty, why didn’t any­one else think of that in the past few years.

The LNP’S David Kemp­ton is go­ing to get rid of “su­per de­part­ments of Gov­ern­ment” by cre­at­ing an­other depart­ment - the log­i­cal so­lu­tion of course. He’s also go­ing to “re­visit” the cy­clone shel­ter and build a much larger fa­cil­ity that can cater for more peo­ple - great ob­jec­tive, but you might want to have a word to the con­trac­tor who plans to start work on the shel­ter at the pro­posed site more than one month be­fore you may or may not get elected.

The Aus­tralian Party’s Lach­lan Ben­sted is go­ing to hold a ref­er­en­dum on de-amal­ga­ma­tion in the for­mer Dou­glas Shire with­out analysing any of the fi­nan­cial im­pli­ca­tions for ratepay­ers. If you want it, vote for him and you can have it. He also wants to build ma­jor new in­fra­struc­ture in­clud­ing ex­tend­ing the rail line up to Weipa so all the busi­nesses along the line a way of get­ting their prducts to mar­ket. A big vi­sion, but I’d like to see the sums on it be­fore you tax me for it.

Not one of the three main can­di­dates promised to help fund the Water­front.

Not very promis­ing.

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