Ten years ago

Thurs­day, Au­gust 28, 2003

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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