Ten years ago
Thursday, September 4, 2003
Newly-released property figures and this week’s approval of five new developments by the Douglas Shire Council indicate the Port Douglas property market is continuing to boom. The median price for houses in the Port Douglas Shire for the March quarter was $157,500 jumping to $172,5000 for the June quarter.
The Nomura Cup teed off with suitable fanfare at the Links Golf Course on Monday with a march past of the teams from 15 nations competing in the world’s second largest amateur golf tournament. Links Port Douglas golf course general manager Richard Bryant said the 15 countries, with four players in each team, paraded in their national costumes or golfing uniforms for the opening ceremony and the flag of each competing nation was raised.
Queensland Enviroment Minister Dean Wells launched a new Australian Rainforest Foundation program to help save Australia’s tropical rainforests at a special ceremony in Cairns on Tuesday.The Give a Tree for Life program will initially fund the planting of trees at Cape Tribulation as part of a rehabilitation project to restore rare costal rainforest.
The Mossman and district sugar cane industry plans to inform the broader community of its practices via an inaugural Mossman Sugar Industry Awareness Day tomorrow. A series of 10 minute talks at each of the locations will include topics such as the current financial position and long-term viability of the mill. Port Douglas Outrigger Canoe Club hosted round two of the Ocean Swell Wai Puhi Series 2003 from Oak Beach to Four Mile Beach on Sunday morning. This is the fifth year the club has hosted a round in the Wai Puhi series which traditionally means down hill racing. Faye Lilley was the first woman to cross the line.