Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

“WE START our day at 6am when we have to take our first of three daily weather re­ports for the weather bureau, the next is at 9am and the final one for the day is at 3pm.

“Then we get on and check out the is­lands in­fra­struc­ture to see if any­thing needs re­pair­ing as well as any rou­tine main­te­nance that needs do­ing.

“Then there are meet­ings with tourism op­er­a­tors and all other stake­hold­ers that use the is­land and at the same time en­sur­ing the is­land is be­ing used as it should be with­out any dam­age be­ing caused from its many vis­i­tors.

“The is­land also has its own power and sewage plant and these are mon­i­tored daily, and be­ing a green zone we also con­tin­u­ally check that no ’bad veg­e­ta­tion’ is creep­ing on to the is­land which we have to im­me­di­ately re­move.

“We also have a mu­seum which we have en­sure is open each day.

“There are three houses on the is­land which also need to be main­tained.

“One house is the care­tak­ers’ res­i­dence, the sec­ond house is used by re­searchers from the Univer­sity of Queens­land and the third house is used by the Low Isles Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety vol­un­teers.”

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