Life be­com­ing a beach at Four Mile

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

I AM writ­ing to voice my thoughts on the ter­ri­ble state of our beau­ti­ful Four Mile Beach at present. I have many guests from over­seas come and stay at my bed and break­fast; we are close to the walk­way and the one thing I ask them to do is walk to the beach as a must-see at­trac­tion.

I can­not help but think, this be­ing a tourist town, com­pare it to Surfers Par­adise or Noosa, these tourist towns know how to look af­ter vis­i­tors and start by look­ing af­ter their beaches.

I would like to see once a week a trac­tor pulling a large sieve up and down the beach to clean all the lit­ter off it, as they do down south

This would also clean up the sea­weed, sticks, opened co­conuts - and can we not throw the opened co­conuts back into the bush to help re­gen­er­ate the fore­shore?

An en­tre­pre­neur­ial per­son could keep all the sea­weed and sell it for gar­den mulch; I un­der­stand it is ex­cel­lent for this.

So how about it? I am not just talk­ing about the front of the Surf Life Sav­ing Club, but all the way south as far as pos­si­ble. I think we should re­mem­ber that this town re­lies on the tourist so let’s start by hav­ing a beau­ti­ful beach all year round.

Photo by AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

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