LOCAL MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council for the positive changes he has seen around the community in recent times.
Mr Entsch stopped off at Wujal Wujal last Tuesday on his way through from Daintree to Cooktown to catch up with the local council and discuss any issues they might be facing.
“As soon as I drove in I noticed the difference it felt very strange not to see all the horses and their droppings over the road,” Mr Entsch said.
“Then I saw how neatly kept the common areas and homes were looking several crews were busy mowing the grass and trimming trees and the place looked an absolute picture.”
Warren Entsch speaks with Jackey Ball, a member of the WWASC Parks & Gardens team.
Mr Entsch commended the tri-council effort that saw 32 horses removed from the area in the last 18 months with the assistance of DEEDI and FNQROC.
“I’d also like to congratulate the Womens’ Justice Group – made up of Kathleen Walker, Doreen Ball, Lily Yougie and Alma Ball – for their work,” he added.
“I’m told that they’re doing a great job dealing with youth crime, alcohol, substance abuse and other issues in the community. It’s good to see how a team like this can be effective and assist the police.”