Ian Thomas

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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