A. Yes, but I believe the financial burden will be too great. Simply based on electorate numbers, there are about 7000 enrolled north of Ellis Beach against the total for Cairns of 90,000-plus. Given the increasing onerous statutory obligations and costs on local government I believe a stand-alone council of this size would be unsustainable. B. The Port Douglas Waterfront Plan was first raised in 2005. In 2011 feasibility reports recommended site 4 south of the sugar wharf yet the community remains undecided. The first step is to decide the preferred location. The Master Plan Advisory Committee has a role here. Next detail design and costing can commence, funding commitments secured and contracts let. C. I note a number of significant projects in planning for the Division. These include the Waterfront Master Plan, the Daintree Gateway plan, a gymnasium and sewage projects in Mossman. All these should remain a priority. But core business for local government is delivery of services in the most cost-effective and efficient manner which will be a priority for me. D. One way to bring these so called disparate interest groups together would be to establish a “sister community group” program similar to the international sister city concept. The more diverse the area of interest, the better. The program would be aimed at youth and perhaps the Gazette could provide an opportunity for observations to be published. E. Innovation and branding of the region are measures that should be explored. The “King Island” brand is an example where the pristine environment is used to add value to dairy and beef products. Linking products to the “Daintree” region under an appropriate tropical rainforest brand would have benefits to both agribusiness and tourism.