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  • 17 Mar 2020 11:37 AM | can (Administrator)

    The ECQ has determined that, based on current advice available, the elections should proceed.

  • 17 Mar 2020 10:54 AM | can (Administrator)

    Early voting is now available until Friday, 27 March 2020. To find your nearest early voting centre and check voting times, search for your address on Find your polling booth

  • 15 Mar 2020 9:43 AM | can (Administrator)

    Former Candidate Bruce Clarke told FAB FM on Saturday evening that he is back in the race. Last week Bruce explained to the Shire that due to ill health he had to pull the plug on his campaign. But with a clean bill of health from his doctor and being told he CANNOT pull out has put him back on the campaign trail. Bruce explains the turnabout to FAB FM's Paul Makin and how he wants to proceed towards March 28th.

  • 13 Mar 2020 9:33 AM | can (Administrator)

    With just under three weeks until the Douglas Shire heads to the polls the mayoral and councillor candidates had the opportunity to present themselves to the community. Over 140 people packed into the Mossman Bowls Club on Saturday to meet the candidates, hosted by the Douglas Shire Ratepayers' Association (DSRA).

  • 12 Mar 2020 1:32 PM | can (Administrator)

    It's an election bombshell. Bruce Clarke, one of the high profile candidates in this months Local Government elections, has pulled the plug on his campaign. He explains the reasons why he had to do it to FAB FM's Paul Makin. The passionate Mossman local reckons it's one of the hardest decisions he's ever made.

  • 9 Mar 2020 10:51 AM | can (Administrator)

    Newsport Live Stream for those of you who missed the event or would like to watch it again or send to a friend.

    FabFm were also there on the day to record this podcast for their listeners and our members.

    Our first public forum was a resounding success where the candidates presented to a full house with standing room only. It was unfortunate and disappointing that Cr Noli chose to respond in writing  Cr Zammataro ignored our invitation and Bruce Clarke was taken ill. However it was nice to see both the candidates and the audience being respectful of each other, and hopefully the event will help you the voter make an informed decision on election day.

    We have received very positive feedback from both the candidates and the residents with requests for more public forums in the future. This is something we look forward to doing with the support of our members and the future council.

    A big thank you to all who supported DSRA by attending the event and to Newsport and Fab FM who live streamed and recorded the event for those of you who could attend.

    Election 2020 is the one stop shop for the latest information on the election and the nine candidates vying for the five positions. Listen to podcasts, read news articles and find the links to the candidates websites and Facebook pages. Keep an eye on this page, as it is updated as and when we receive information from the candidates and the media.

  • 10 Feb 2020 9:00 AM | can (Administrator)

    President, Sylvia Healy and Vice President, Clint Reynolds met with local cane farmers and received great support for the DSRA.

    They are pictured here with local cane farmer, Gino Santarossa

  • 7 Feb 2020 1:43 PM | can (Administrator)

    The Douglas Shire Ratepayers Association (DSRA) President Sylvia Healy and Vice President Clint Reynolds met with Mayor Julia Leu and CEO Mark Stoermer to discuss how the DSRA would like to work with Council. It was a very successful meeting, said Sylvia. All agreed that the DSRA will be an important voice to Council providing a channel for ratepayers to have their concerns raised.

    There was a lengthy discussion on water resource management and all agreed there is a lot of work to be done in this area.

    It is envisaged that the DSRA meet regularly with Council to encourage open communication and transparency between ratepayers and Council.

    Sylvia reiterated that while the DSRA will at times challenge decisions made by Council, the DSRA is NOT aligned to any candidates in the upcoming election and will remain impartial.

  • 5 Feb 2020 1:39 PM | can (Administrator)

  • 25 Jan 2020 5:31 PM | can (Administrator)

    Click here to listen to the Podcast with Paul Makin and Sylvia  Healy.

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