Mayor goes to see min­is­ter over Paws and Claws site is­sue

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

AF­TER meet­ing with Premier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk in May, Dou­glas mayor Ju­lia Leu has wel­comed the ad­vice that En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Steven Miles is ex­plor­ing the pro­posed Paws and Claws lo­ca­tion fur­ther.

“I met with Min­is­ter Miles last Thurs­day when he pro­vided me with a report from the Her­bar­ium and some in­for­ma­tion from the Depart­ment of Main Roads and Trans­port.

“The Min­is­ter un­der­took to ask fur­ther ques­tions of the Her­bar­ium, and Coun­cil will ex­plore sug­ges­tions pro­vided by the State,” the mayor said

“Coun­cil has pre­vi­ously ex­plored other av­enues for po­ten­tial suit­able sites in the Dou­glas Shire, how­ever the State has pro­vided a list of sug­gested sites that of­fi­cers will in­ves­ti­gate, bear­ing in mind neigh­bour­ing amenity and crit­i­cal op­er­a­tional needs.” “I ex­pect to talk again with Min­is­ter Miles this week and we ac­knowl­edge the state govern­ment un­der­stands very clearly the needs of Dou­glas for an an­i­mal shel­ter.”

La­bor can­di­date for Cook, Cyn­thia Lui, said.

“I wait to see the out­come of these dis­cus­sions.

As the ALP can­di­date for Cook, I un­der­take to work with the Mayor and stake­hold­ers to find a so­lu­tion for the com­mu­nity.”

Ju­lia Leu at Yule Point

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