As mayor I will arrange monthly meetings in Port Douglas with community and business leaders and the divisional councillor, to hear any concerns and arrange a time frame for delivery of decisions. The lagoon saga has dragged on far too long. At the recent meeting to hear the results of the Melbourne study for the revival of Port Douglas tourism it was firmly noted that Port Douglas needs “one voice”. As soon as the “one voice” is established and local Douglas residents agree on the final concept I will ensure that it is on the agenda for the next council meeting and approved. Firstly a harmonious and productive relationship. It is not for a mayor to decide priorities for your region, I suggest your “one voice” group work together with your local councillor and local community to put forward your issues and where ever possible suggest the outcome you wish the council to deliver. Anything is possible swiftly, provided it fits within the framework of the current budget or can be incorporated in the upcoming budgets.