Cham­ber hosts lo­cal can­di­dates

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

LO­CAL busi­ness op­er­a­tors will be given the chance to ques­tion can­di­dates for the up­com­ing state elec­tion and lis­ten to their pro­pos­als later this month.

The Port Dou­glas Cham­ber of Com­merce will host a two-course lunch at the Sher­a­ton Mi­rage on March 15 where all lo­cal can­di­dates have been in­vited to speak and ad­dress their vot­ing public.

“We have two lo­cal can­di­dates con­firmed, the LNP’S David Kemp­ton and Mem­ber for Cook Ja­son O’brien, and are cur­rently await­ing a re­sponse from other can­di­dates,” Cham­ber of Com­merce pres­i­dent Ken Dobbs said.

“Each can­di­date will be given an equal time al­lowance to present their pro­pos­als on lo­cal mat­ters and an op­por­tu­nity to respond to ques­tions from at­ten­dees.”

Mr Dobbs ex­pects the can­di­dates to con­cen­trate on ma­jor lo­cal con­cerns.

“We will in­vite can­di­dates to ad­dress mat­ters such as round­abouts, the waterfront pro­pos­als and how they aim to sup­port tourism,” he said.

Pri­or­ity will be given to Cham­ber of Com­merce mem­bers but tick­ets will be made avail­able to in­ter­ested mem­bers of the public.

Book­ing de­tails will be re­leased on the Port Dou­glas Cham­ber of Com­merce web­site next week.

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