Call­ing all tradies to lend their skills for the shire

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

MAYORAL can­di­date James Dormer has a novel idea for con­struc­tion of play­grounds, com­mu­nity gar­dens and other small projects in the shire.

He wants to tap the ca­pac­i­ties of lo­cal trades­peo­ple to vol­un­teer their time to com­plete projects funded by the shire. ‘‘We could also look at fundrais­ing for cer­tain projects and po­ten­tially work in con­junc­tion with many of our won­der­ful lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions,’’ Mr Dormer said. ‘‘The new play­ground in Moss­man has been a huge hit, and we feel there are other ar­eas within the Shire that would ben­e­fit greatly from th­ese types of fa­cil­i­ties.

‘‘ I have ap­proached many lo­cal trades­peo­ple and so far ev­ery­one was ex­tremely in­ter­ested in get­ting on board and I feel the con­cept would help bring our un-united com­mu­nity back to­gether. ‘‘I think the con­cept has merit and would be very in­ter­ested in hear­ing from oth­ers in­ter­ested in join­ing us.’’

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