Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

The Dou­glas Shire is highly de­pen­dent on tourism, Port Dou­glas be­ing a ma­jor cen­tre for tourists with the bal­ance of the shire pro­vid­ing ser­vices to the tourism oper­a­tors. DSC is eco­nom­i­cally de­pen­dent on tourists.

The sig­nage in Port Dou­glas is atro­cious. Why do we want tourists to leave in two hours when there has not been a park­ing in­spec­tor for some­thing like eight years? Why do we not want to cor­rect or in­stal signs which have safety con­no­ta­tions?

I have made writ­ten sub­mis­sions to our pre­vi­ous Cairns coun­cil­lor, years ago (now Mayor Ju­lia Leu) and the cur­rent coun­cil, to no avail.

Hope­fully the new team comin in will give some thought to smaller items that are of value to to­day’s tourism and are within the DSC’s fi­nan­cial abil­i­ties. Like fix­ing the signs! Rather than dream projects for which there is no fund­ing.

Robert Brown, Port Dou­glas

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