BOAT OWNERS NEED THE SLIPWAY
I write on behalf of the hundreds of small boat owners who live in this area.
The Port Douglas slipway including “Pete the rigger’s” small inlet is of great importance to us.
I believe The Reef Marina (TRM) wants to develop the area by building units.
Such units if built will almost certainly be owned by southern/overseas investors who will probably only visit Port Douglas during the high season.
By all means build more units in Port Douglas, but please urgently upgrade our slipway which is so important to local fishermen, motor boat owners and yachtsmen.
Richard Davis snr, Port Douglas
which of the supposed culprits they have caught is hard to imagine, if some of them are the same size and gender.
It is a lovely little park, never more so than right now when it the prolific water lillies are in bloom.
It would be a shame to alter anything about it, such as adding a fence. There is a nice natural feel to this park that needs to be respected and preserved.
If the offending croc that has been labelled a problem for attacking dogs has to be removed, then so be it, but please leave the other crocodiles in there alone, as they belong there and are in their rightful element and place.
As regular visitor to the area over the years I look forward each time to seeing them.
June Winter, Melbourne
know much about. They did a great job of keeping the best events and culling the excess. Although Carnivale had gone through a huge change I felt that it had still kept it’s essence — colourful characters, great food and family friendly. While I’m sure, like me, many found the rain disappointing it was one of those things nobody could control. A stroke of bad luck!
I still felt like Carnivale lived up to my expectations and I can’t wait to see what the organisers have in store next year. I hope the spiegeltent makes another appearance!
Michelle Stuart, Port Douglas
long, wouldn’t it be possible to hold some community forums in our area where the candidates can put their positons forward?
This would be the only time many of us would ever see them personally and have a chance to form an opinion on their merits.
We had such forums at the state level not so long ago, why is it so out of the question now?
Bob Frankland, Mossman