Boundary ‘com­ing’

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE LNP will an­nounce the ap­point­ment of a Bound­aries Com­mis­sioner who will look into the vi­a­bil­ity of de-amal­ga­ma­tion in two weeks.

Mem­ber for Cook David Kemp­ton (pic­tured) said he met with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Port Dou­glas com­mu­nity in­clud­ing fish­er­men, other con­cerned res­i­dents and the Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil Di­vi­sion 10 Coun­cil­lor Ju­lia Leu in Port Dou­glas re­cently.

“We dis­cussed a range of is­sues in­clud­ing the pro­posed rede­vel­op­ment of the Port Dou­glas fore­shore and the dif­fer­ent plans that were be­ing floated,” Mr Kemp­ton said.

“We talked about the fu­ture of the com­mer­cial fish­ing fleet and the waterfront de­vel­op­ment and agreed to work together to achieve an out­come that re­flected what is best for the com­mu­nity.

“The local rep­re­sen­ta­tives said they would do more re­search and come back to me with a com­pre­hen­sive sub­mis­sion that takes into ac­count their con­cerns.

“The meet­ing was very pos­i­tive and I un­der­stand a great deal of work has been done by the local rep­re­sen­ta­tives since the meet­ing.

“The Boundary Com­mis­sioner will be an­nounced in the next cou­ple of weeks at a press con­fer­ence when the Min­is­ter for Local Govern­ment, David Crisa­fulli, will de­tail all of the con­di­tions sur­round­ing the de-amal­ga­ma­tion process.

“It will be well within the 100 days.”

The LNP com­mit­ted to es­tab­lish­ing a Bound­aries Com­mis­sioner within 100 days if it was voted into power on March 24.

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