Dain­tree power back on agenda

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE pro­vi­sion of an ef­fi­cient elec­tric­ity sup­ply for the Dain­tree is back on the agenda of the state govern­ment.

Lo­cal mem­ber David Kemp­ton says he’s cur­rently hold­ing dis­cus­sions with the En­ergy Min­is­ter to seek greater com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion. Through this Mr Kemp­ton said his strat­egy is to work out a plan that can be pre­sented to the min­is­ter. ‘‘We can then present the min­is­ter with fac­tual data, in­clud­ing the cost of sup­ply and the lo­gis­tics of achiev­ing it through per­haps con­nec­tion to the Moss­man trans­form­ers,’’ Mr Kemp­ton said. Once that is achieved, the fed­eral govern­ment will be ap­proached for sup­port. Lack of ac­cess to the power grid has been a hot topic for Dain­tree res­i­dents, who were told last week it was too ex­pen­sive.

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