BOAT OWN­ERS NEED THE SLIP­WAY

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - LOOKING BACK -

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

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