Friday 1 July 2022 

Budget Keeps Services And Planning On Track

DOUGLAS Shire Council has stared down global and local challenges to deliver a 2022/23 Annual Budget which maintains existing services and balances the books sooner than expected.

Learn More on the Budget Here

Wangetti Trail Delays And Changes Could Cost Council

DOUGLAS Shire Council will negotiate a better route for the Mowbray North section of the Wangetti Trail after the State Government turned a promised 2.25km mangrove experience board walk into a shorter track on road reserve.

Read More Here

Council Turns On Savings With Program Expansion

PORT Douglas residents with a new smart water meter could save money on their next water bill.

Learn More Here

New Aussies get their citizenship

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr authorized 22 new Australian Citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony at the Mossman Shire Hall last week.

Meet Our New Citizens Here

Alchera Drive Road Works – Kerb And Channel Renewal Program

Douglas Shire Council will be completing works on Alchera Drive in Mossman from Tuesday 5 July 2022 as part of the Kerb and Channel Renewal Program.

Learn More Here

Photo Project Captures History Of Port Douglas

A WALK down memory lane at five well-known locations in Port Douglas has been captured thanks to a Douglas Shire Council grant.

Read More Here

Douglas Libraries School Holiday Activities

It is not to late to plan the second half of the School Holidays with Douglas Libraries. Activities include Kids Yoga and a visit from the The Funky Chicken author.

Learn More Here

Free Online Food Safety Course Now Available

Douglas residents now have access to an  interactive online training course for free.
This information package has been developed by qualified and experienced Environmental Health professionals and is equivalent in scope to a two-day consultant delivered course.

Learn More Here

Tech Time at Douglas Libraries

Douglas Libraries welcomes another round of their FREE Tech Time classes.

Classes will offer participants the opportunity to ask questions, a chance to use devices and learn whether it is for them before purchasing their own and learn a variety of everyday computer and iPad skills.

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 - 28 June 2022

DOUGLAS Shire Mayor Michael Kerr wraps up the 2022/23 Annual Budget in under a minute!

Watch The Video Here

Douglas Shire NAIDOC Week 10th - 15th July

Events are lined up in support of NAIDOC Week. Get up! Stand up! Show up! with Douglas.

View Events Here

Work With Us!

Council is currently recruiting for the following positions.

🌴 Arborist
💻 Business Support Officer - Infrastructure

Applications for these positions close Friday 8 July 2022, 5pm

Learn More Here

Douglas News Bites

  • Civil crews have begun works on the new tide gates at Mowbray street, Port Douglas, as part of the 2021/2022 Drainage Program.
  • Works are now complete on the pedestrian crossing at The Marina, Port Douglas.
  • Drones have captured a birds eye view of the sand piles made from dredging for the Daintree River Ferry crossing - See below
Visit Council's Website for more information
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