SHAME ON YOU BILLY
As our elected member of parliament, you are meant to protect the economic wellbeing and future of your constituents– not decimate it which your very words and actions (or rather lack of them) are in danger of doing.
Whilst Port Douglas is only a small part of your constituency, it’s tourism generates significant revenue and benefits for the entire region and if you truly believe that this revenue and associated livelihoods can be sustained without providing a “classic beach holiday” experience then you clearly do not understand the reality of our tourism.
Most, if not all, of our tourist profit is generating from June to October when the town fills with folks from down south and from New Zealand. These visitors are our “bread and butter” and the “bedrock” of our tourism. These visitors, come here to here to rest and relax and for the vast majority of them the classic beach holiday experience is an essential component for