Cy­clone shel­ter opens its doors to com­mu­nity

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Port Dou­glas cy­clone shel­ter is avail­able for use by the com­mu­nity.

To make use of the fa­cil­ity peo­ple should get in con­tact with the Port Dou­glas State School who will send out a terms of use and ne­go­ti­ate costs.

Prin­ci­pal Ben­jamin Gaske said the P & C will be gov­ern­ing the shel­ter and will ap­prove ap­pli­ca­tions ap­pro­pri­ate for the use of the shel­ter and within the school ethos.

‘‘To cut a long story short we want it to be used ap­pro­pri­ately so it’s al­ways ready for a cy­clone - hopefully it never gets used as a cy­clone shel­ter,’’ he said.

‘‘ We have bas­ket­ball so far but we en­cour­age the use it, from sport­ing as­so­ci­a­tions to taek­wando and karate.

‘‘And although there’s no stag­ing in there at the moment we are happy to work with the­atre or­gan­i­sa­tions to get stag­ing with a com­mu­nity part­ner­ship and look for grants.’’

For more in­for­ma­tion on ac­cess­ing the fa­cil­ity con­tact the Port Dou­glas State School on 4084 3222.

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