Ten years ago
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Pop duo Shakaya rocked into Mossman on Friday where they were mobbed by hundreds of adoring fans celebrating NAIDOC Week. Naomi Wenatong and Simone Stacey of Shakaya signed autographs, posed for the cameras and presented awards following the NAIDOC Week street parade march from the Douglas Shire Council Chambers to George Davis Park.
Douglas Shire councillors were divided over two alternatives for the 2003- 04 budget which was adopted on Monday. Mayor Mike Berwick, with support from councillors Paul Lucas and Grahame Connett, used his casting vote to approve a budget imposing a 4 per cent general rates increase. Deputy mayor David Egan and councillors Marj Norris amd Jo Dau voted against the adoption of the budget, prefer-
World- class amateur golfers and their entourages of families and spectators are arriving in Port Douglas for the second largest amatuer golfing event in the world, the Nomura Cup. A line up of 17 Asian and Pacific teams will contest the coveted trophy at the Links Golf Course between September 2-5.
Interim dredging measures were carried out in the Dickson Inlet last week as boats have been bumping their bottoms on the channel floor. Queensland Transport authorised a tug to push a leveller machine to grade the channel until a proposed dredging project gets underway. The Port Douglas Community Hall was well under construction last week with the basic structure completed and the project due to finish on time, before christmas, and on budget. Douglas Shire Council chief executive officer Terry Melchert said the shell of the central hall and smaller external meeting rooms had been completed.
ring a budget which would have raised a further $645,000 for capital road works.