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.