Coun­cil acts on dan­ger

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

Some con­cerns have been raised re­gard­ing the re­moval of nine co­conut palms from along Ocean View Drive at Port Dou­glas.

The trees re­moved posed a di­rect safety risk to mo­torists, as they were grow­ing on an an­gle and over­hang­ing the road. There had been re­ports that mo­torists had swerved to avoid fall­ing fronds, which prompted a decision to re­move the trees.

The safety of both mo­torists and pedes­tri­ans needs to take pri­or­ity and where safety is com­pro­mised, Coun­cil will act ac­cord­ingly. Trees that did not pose a safety risk were not re­moved.

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