A: I will support the community view as determined by a referendum. I am well placed to advise on accounting, finance and other processes required to make sure de-amalgamation works to the advantage of the community. For de-amalgamation to work the full financial, asset and operating capability of the former Douglas Council would have to be reinstated for the community to gain benefit from the change. B: While we do not have an agreed plan we do have a good plan for consultation and I will use this to encourage Council to conduct as soon as possible a proper and holistic consultation process with more proactive full community involvement. I will seek reasonable funding from the Council budget process and also seek a more equitable share of regional grants. C: I will be available on a regular basis to allow the community direct face to face access with me and will respond to all phone calls within 24 hours. Community priorities include electoral arrangements and de-amalgamation, the Port Douglas Waterfront, more frequent park and verge mowing and better playgrounds, restoration of chemical-free water and engaging and developing the tourism and agriculture business sectors. D: There is an important role Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD) could play in galvanising the opinions of the various interest groups. It has fulfilled this type role in the past quite well by bringing various tourism groups together under one umbrella. The job will not be easy and I will be seeking $100,000 to $150,000 in the 2012/2013 council budget to facilitate the process. E: I will be consulting with Industry groups about ways of stimulating business and agriculture. In Division 10 business activity is quite stressed and I will do anything I can to encourage reductions in all Government rates, fees and charges. I will work with council in lobbying all levels of government on these issues and in promoting government industry assistance packages.