Ten years ago

Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 30, 2003

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

Port Dou­glas may soon be­come a ful­lyfledged port with travel lift fa­cil­i­ties af­ter Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil gave the green light last week for a ship­way pro­posal which first floated in 1987. Plan­ning Ser­vices man­ager Lloyd Nolan and plan­ning of­fi­cer Daniel Koch placed ex­ten­sive rec­om­men­da­tions on the pro­posal for Dick­son In­let, on the land ad­join­ing the Port Dou­glas Yacht Club, which coun­cil­lors unan­i­mously ap­proved on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 16. Moss­man TAFE is is look­ing more at home in its new grounds on Wil­liam St thanks to the ef­forts of its own hor­ti­cul­tural stu­dents. TAFE teacher Hay­ley Larsen said all atu­dents of the Cer­tifi­cate II course in Hor­ti­cul­ture de­cided to per­form their own ‘‘backard blitz’’ as a way of prac­tis­ing their de­sign and land­scap­ing skills. Dou­glas Shire coun­cil­lors voted to re­move a croc­o­dile at the Daintree Ferry at last Mon­day’s meet­ing - but not one of the rep­til­ian va­ri­ety. A huge croc­o­dile head that adorns a Daintree River cruise tick­et­ing booth owned by Dean Chapp is to be re­moved by Novem­ber 30 af­ter coun­cil­lors de­cided the con­struc­tion was lo­cated on coun­cil car park­ing space, was a pos­si­ble safety hazard and not in line with coun­cil ap­proved sig­nage. Eight state high schools in Port Dou­glas, Moss­man and the Daintree have shared $98,000 as part of the State Gov­ern­ment’s largest sin­gle in­jec­tion of fund­ing for school com­puter tech­nol­ogy. Mem­ber for Cook Steve Bred­hauer said the grants were part of a statewide dis­tri­bu­tion of $30 mil­lion to boost schools’ in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies ca­pac­ity. Moss­man Me­mo­rial Bowls Club cel­e­brated a full weekend of com­pe­ti­tions as well as the an­nual pre­sen­ta­tion for mixed bowls. In the semi-fi­nal of the 2003 mixed pairs played last week, Jan and Bob Gard beat Kay and Ar­tie mcDon­ald 29-19.

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