Eco­nomic growth dis­cus­sion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

DIVISION 10 coun­cil­lor Ju­lia Leu met with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Port Dou­glas Cham­ber of Com­merce, Tourism Port Dou­glas Dain­tree and Ad­vance Cairns last Fri­day to dis­cuss the for­ma­tion of an eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment task­force.

The meet­ing was the first step in the process with all stake­hold­ers agree­ing that a broad range of peo­ple with dif­fer­ent skills and ex­pe­ri­ence will be needed in the process as clear goals and a strat­egy evolves.

Ex­pe­ri­enced con­sul­tants Klein­hardts will be brought in to help iden­tify kick­start con­trib­u­tors with dif­fer­ing skills, ex­pe­ri­ence and in­vest­ment in Port Dou­glas.

Cr Leu said the process re­quired the sup­port and in­put from all busi­nesses, or­gan­i­sa­tions and stake­hold­ers.

“We must seize the mo­men­tum and sense of ur­gency that cur­rently ex­ists,” she said.

“No one group can achieve what is re­quired and all busi­ness groups recog­nise the im­por­tance of driv­ing the econ­omy for the ben­e­fit of all the Dou­glas re­gion.”

The group will meet again to­mor­row to iden­tify the next step.

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