Friday 15 July 2022 

Street Parade Wraps up NAIDOC Week

A HUGE week of NAIDOC celebrations was wrapped up with a street parade in Mossman today.

View the photo gallery here

70th Annual Mighty Mossman Show

The Mossman & District Show Society has announced the entertainment line-up for the 2022 show, and it promises to deliver fun for everyone!

Read More Here

Douglas Staff Pledge To Plastic Free

Douglas Shire Council staff are pledging to choose reusable coffee cups for the month of July as part of Plastic Free July.
Plastic Free July is a global movement created in Australia, which focuses on building new habits that can help to reduce single use plastics in the environment

Learn How You Can Sign Up Here

Active8 Fitness Comes to Mossman Pool

Tai Chi for health is now at the Mossman Pool every Thursday at 9am. Classes are $5.50 per session and must be pre-booked, online. No pool admission fee required.

Learn More Here

Douglas Safe Places - Family and Domestic Violence Crisis Accommodation Service Delivery Opportunity

Douglas Shire Council has an opportunity available for a community and/or domestic and family violence service provider to manage Douglas Safe Places on an ongoing basis.

Learn More Here

Resilience Solo Exhibition

Jacqueline Joosen is a Port Douglas based abstract painter, who with Douglas Shire Council’s assistance has staged her very first solo exhibition.

Read More Here

Vendor Panel Supplier Training

Come along and join a representative from VendorPanel to find out how to set up or improve your supplier account, as well as learn how to submit responses to requests for quotes/tenders within the Vendor Panel platform.

Learn More Here

Welcome To Travel | Employment Database

Welcome to Travel is looking for TNQ employers to join their database of contacts, helping their travellers find work in Australia. This is free for employers and something they have had great success with.

All you have to do is sign up.


Learn More Here

Notice of Temporary Maintenance Closure at the Daintree Ferry - November 2022

The Daintree River Ferry will not operate from 10pm Friday 18 November 
until 5am Tuesday 22 November 2022 to allow for important safety maintenance  work to be completed. 

Read the Full Notice Here

VIDEO || Minute with the Mayor - 11 July 2022

DOUGLAS Shire Mayor Michael Kerr wraps up what you need to know in under a minute!

Watch The Video Here

Council's Major Grant Opens 1 August 2022

Council will be holding information sessions to assist you with the application process of applying for a council major grant. 
Applications must be received by 4:30pm, Friday 30 September 2022

Learn More Here

Small Business Friendly Council’s Program

Douglas Shire Council is a proud member of the Queensland Small Business Friendly (SBF) Council’s Program.
Douglas Shire Council signed the SBF Charter in November 2021, and committed to delivering outcomes to support small businesses.

Learn More Here

Did You Receive Your Water Notice? 

Water notices were issued on Wednesday 29 June 2022, and are due close of business 2 August 2022.
If you have not received your water notices, contact council on Ph: 07 4099 9444

Learn More Here

Douglas News Bites

  • The tide gates have been installed and backfilled on Mowbray Street. Port Douglas - Image below.
  • Disability 'Tactiles' have been installed at the pedestrian crossing along Macrossan Street, Port Douglas.
  • The first part of an Oil Palm fertilising program has begun to assist maintaining the Avenue of Oil Palms at their optimum level.
  • Demolition of the old Mango Jam building, 24 Macrossan Street will begin Monday 25 July.
  • Ergon Energy connected the electrical supply to the new BBQ shelters at Newell Esplanade last week. 

June Ferry Transfer Statistics

  • Concession Cards: 8519
  • Visitor Tickets: 1137
  • FOC (Emergency): 32
Visit Council's Website for more information
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