Dametto celebrating another inch forward for Port Hinchinbrook
1 September 2021
MEMBER for Hinchinbrook, Nick Dametto MP is thrilled with the resolution announced by Cassowary Coast Regional Council during the Special Meeting on September 1.
The Federal Government and State Governments have now formally signed off on additional funding totalling $12.3 million to fix the long-standing issues associated with Port Hinchinbrook’s sewage, roads, and parks.
The resolution being Cassowary Coast Regional Council will take over the future ownership of the current sewerage treatment plant (STP) and be the proponent who will construct the new STP.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council will also take on the responsibility to maintain local roads.
The resolution was carried with 6 votes to 1.
Nick Dametto MP said the fact that all three levels of government have rolled up their sleeves and are now working together to officially start the process of the normalisation is a significant win for Cardwell.
“This has been a long time coming for the residents of Port Hinchinbrook.
“As soon as the live stream ended, I had Port Hinchinbrook residents contacting me expressing how relived they were with the resolution.
“I can assure you there will be a few residents crackin’ a cold one after this announcement,” he said.
Port Hinchinbrook residents Mr. and Mrs. Lake stated they we’re feeling extremely positive to finally have a step forward for the Port Hinchinbrook residents.
“We have had our property in Port Hinchinbrook for just over twenty years and this is the first day that we feel recognised as part of the Cardwell community and shire.
“In the past we have felt very aliened, we have been rate payers for all these years and have not been treated like every other resident in the shire.
“It’s amazing that both federal and state governments are contributing and are getting us back to normalisation, they can see the potential in Port Hinchinbrook.
“This is a win for the whole region because Hinchinbrook is a hidden gem.”
Mr Dametto would like to thank and acknowledge all stakeholders who have made this possible. As always, he looks forward to continuing to work with local, state, and federal governments to achieve normalisation of Port Hinchinbrook.
The Special Meeting held on September 1 can be viewed on Cassowary Coast Regional Council’s website via http://www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/live-stream
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