Crossing: Leu’s anger
DOUGLAS Shire mayor Julia Leu has stepped up efforts to secure traffic supervisors for the dangerous school crossing on Port Douglas Road by interceding with Deputy Premier Jackie Trad. Ms Leu wrote to Ms Trad this week following a private meeting with her when the pair were atttending a meeting of decision makers in Cairns last week that had been arranged by MP Billy Gordon mainly to discuss the Vegetation Management Act.
“At the break I took the opportunity to speak with Jackie and express our extreme disappointment about the Minister’s rejection [last week] of the Port Douglas State School P&C request for traffic supervisors, and the fact that an additional 75 crossing supervisors were announced in August 2015, which did not include Port Douglas,” Ms Leu told the Gazette.
“I am very angry that Minister Bailey has seen fit to approve 75 crossing supervisors, in other parts of Queensland but none in Port Douglas, despite the very strong representations from the Port Douglas State School P&C and myself.
“This is an acknowledged dangerous crossing for our children and we must continue to fight for a positive outcome.”
In a letter to MP JohnPaul Langbroek following