DOUGLAS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY NEEDS SUPPORT
Re the proposed Douglas Retirement Community, the case for the development is overwhelming. Observations from the proposed planning scheme —
“There is a need to cater for an ageing population” – this is not addressed
Opportunities exist to encourage this type of development in appropriate locations in Mossman” – Be real, the people who retire in Port Douglas don’t see Mossman as the alternative.
“The area is considered in the longer term to potentially represent an area that may be suitable for accommodating further residential growth – What does this mean? Go elsewhere, we are not ready now?
How about the building trade, which I understand is not currently run off its feet?
How about employment for the youth, apprenticeships etc?
Income for the local retailers and service industries?
There is no obvious reason why this development should not proceed now and produce several hundred more permanent residents with all the economic benefits that would achieve.
Robert Brown, Port Douglas