I first came to Queensland some 40 years ago and was told if we were coming this far, we must visit Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. We were then advised to visit Port Douglas, being also told there was no public transport and that private fares were excessive.
Since my initial visit to this tropical paradise, absolutely nothing has changed. Is there a vested interest for this or some other reason? It’s just not acceptable in this day and age.
community and do not vote in our local elections.
Unfortunately both authors’ comments are factually incorrect.
I have, over the past three years, cochaired numerous meetings with David Kempton, Mayor Julia Leu, Councillors, Developers and Heads of State Departments with regard to the development of the Port Douglas Waterfront, including the rights and protection of its tenants and users. I am fully cognisant of all negotiations that took place over this time and am fully aware of the truth of all matters involving the situation.
These facts can be borne out by the minutes taken at each meeting by all participating parties. All we need now is to have these two former politicians sit down with us and discuss the facts and the media to genuinely investigate and publish the facts.
Tony Purves, Port Douglas