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Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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