Ten years ago
Thursday, October 30, 2003
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.