Cross­ing: Leu’s anger

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Shane Ni­chols

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

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