Adopt A Worker is an initiative being championed by Tourism Port Douglas Daintree.
It’s about asking the Douglas community to adopt a worker for the busy season due to the current rental crisis.
By providing living arrangements for seasonal workers, businesses will be able to operate with full teams, and provide the services our warm community is known for.
If you’ve got some spare space to adopt a worker, we’d love to hear from you.
Locals love to do it in Douglas. Visitors love to do it in Douglas. But right now, Douglas has a serious problem. Douglas is running short on places for people to do it in. New folk want to do it in Douglas, and they simply can’t due to a lack of housing.
Port Douglas & Daintree is a holiday hotspot that attracts visitors from all over the world. Well known for being the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, our region is well known for its laid-back village atmosphere, renowned dining scene, amazing natural experiences and friendly service, however this current rental crises is threatening our current reputation.
Without a workforce, sailboats don’t sail, beds aren’t made, cocktails aren’t shaken.
Without a workforce, coffee doesn’t get brewed. Beers don’t get pulled. Meals don’t get cooked.
Without a workforce, businesses struggle to balance supply and demand, and tourists – a lifeblood to our little town – drift to other places where their holiday needs are better met.
So, we’re calling on YOU, our residents and good citizens, to help your community out.
This is a call out to all Douglas Shire locals to adopt a worker for the busy season, and house a hospitality and tourism worker to ease the challenges of the rental crisis and lack of local available accommodation.
Most importantly, this will allow businesses to operate with enough staff, provide the excellent service our region is known for, and encourage travellers to stay for a bit longer, boosting that vibrant energy and welcoming community spirit the Douglas Shire is so loved for.
If you’ve got a spare bedroom or a granny flat for a worker, you can make a little extra cash in rent and know that you’re doing your little bit to help your business community.
Adopt A Worker is being championed by Tourism Port Douglas Daintree in conjunction with Douglas Chamber of Commerce and Douglas Shire Council.
It costs participants nothing to register, and it’s not for profit for any of these organisations or the businesses involved. It’s exclusively to the benefit of the overall region, it’s Working Holiday Maker population, our visitors, and anyone who frequents a bar, pub, restaurant, café, retail shop, or hotel.
Which is pretty much all of us.
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