Shutting Down the Mill

Shutting Down the Mill

There is no truth that my intentions are to shut down the mill in Mossman.

The Mill has been an integral part of Mossman’s history, employment and stability for residents of the township. I absolutely support the Mill’s attempt to convert into a bio-production facility, and if successful, council must be 100% behind the Mill to ensure it can function at peak performance. 

NEXT: Development, development

Development, Development

Development, Development

While I absolutely believe we need progress and sensible development based on need, not greed, I have no desire to take away the essence of  this region. I love that you can walk down Four Mile Beach and not see buildings towering over the trees. I love that we are a green shire. And I honestly believe that we all decided to live here for these reasons. But we can also have sensible and controlled development in the right areas to ensure our local economy continues to grow.

NEXT: Sealing the Bloomfield Track

Sealing the Bloomfield Track

Sealing the Bloomfield Track

The Bloomfield Track is an amazing four-wheel drive adventure families and campers can enjoy. The track runs through one of the most pristine rainforests in the world and traversing it is an enjoyable adventure. As such, I have no want and have been given no reason why I would encourage council to spend money sealing the track when there are many other roads in our shire that should take priority and desperately need sealing.

NEXT: Bridge over the Daintree

Bridge Over the Daintree

Bridge Over the Daintree

Access to the Daintree via the ferry has been a contentious issue for years. The recent announcement of an attempt to secure permissions for a second ferry would assist in alleviating some access issues but the inevitable cost factor of installing and operating a second ferry has yet to be disclosed or the consideration of the possibility of a bridge. I love catching the ferry and have never stated otherwise but at the end of the day it should be up to the majority of ratepayers of the shire to decide how to proceed, not me.

NEXT: Leader of an angry mob

Leader of an Angry Mob…

Leader of an Angry Mob…

I am not and have never been the leader of a Daintree pro-development group that intentionally creates torment and anger for DSSG. I have never rallied, talked to or encouraged anyone to treat anyone else with disrespect, rudeness or hatred. Yes, I have attended a couple of the meetings for people who live in the Daintree wanting an environmentally better power supply, but despite what some people who like to exaggerate have said, no pitchforks were brought out!

NEXT: He’s part of the LNP

He’s Part of the LNP

He’s Part of the LNP

Independent and proud – that’s who I am. But I’m also a 100% independent councillor who praises other politicians who support our shire. I have the utmost respect for the Hon. Warren Entsch who for over 20 years has proven himself as a leader in this region. Most recently, he has contributed financially to numerous projects in our shire, which needs to be recognised, particularly his contribution to Paws and Claws. But guess what? We have also had our disagreements, like when his LNP decided to have a popularity poll to determine whether I was to have the legal right to marry my partner! So, let’s set the record straight – it’s independent all the way for me.

NEXT: Doesn’t care about climate change

He Doesn’t Care About Climate Change

He Doesn’t Care About Climate Change

Firstly, let me state that our climate is clearly changing, with weather patterns altering all the time. I am, however, like a majority of people in this shire 100% behind policy that clearly benefits the environment and everything on this planet in a sensible and realistic way but which is also in line with our requirements, needs, economy and community views.

My issue has always been and will continue to be with council monies generated by ratepayers not being used to benefit the majority and support its views. If that majority want us to utilise rate money for a particular cause, council should listen to the voice of the people. Councillors should not tell ratepayers, “This is what we are doing because it’s the right thing to do” if it goes against what the majority want when council has been entrusted with that money through the collection of rates to get things done for the benefits of that majority.

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