Do the job you’re paid for
THE hide of Mayor Bob Manning and his council making a comment as to why Cairns should provide funding to the Douglas Shire when the ratepayers of the Douglas area have been funding millions on silly projects down the highway in Cairns for years. In regards to the comment Cr Manning made, ‘‘Is it right for the people of Cairns to trump up $5 million when it would only benefit the Douglas Shire’’? Well is it right we continue to pay any more rates to Cairns Regional Council as its sounds like those payments will now only benefit the people of Cairns and the Douglas Shire will lose out until the de-amalgamation changeover is completed. Maybe the people of the Douglas Shire should hold off on any future rate payments and when we are officially the Douglas Shire it would be beneficial to hand in our rates to the new shire council as Cr Manning has said he did not want Douglas to be ‘‘disadvantaged or advantaged’’. Shame on CRC and roll on January so we can get the ball rolling and look after our own Shire.