Friday 10 February 2023 

HAVE YOUR SAY: Port Douglas Aquatic Precinct Location

DOUGLAS Shire Council will ask the community to choose between two potential locations for a splash park in Port Douglas.

Council secured funding to build a splash park and is working towards delivering the project in 2024.

There are two locations being considered – Jalunbu Park behind the Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club and Reynolds Park, on Davidson Street.

Read More Here

REMINDER || Daintree Ferry five-day closure - March 2023

THE Daintree Ferry service will cease at 12.01am on Monday 6 March 2023 and resume again at 5am on Saturday 11 March 2023.

The ferry is scheduled to be taken out of the water for Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) mandatory out of water inspection. AMSA inspections for this vessel are required every five years and the last one was done in March 2018.

Learn More Here

Council Kicks Off Field Lighting Upgrade At Mossman Showgrounds

FOUR new light towers with smart technology will tackle inefficient sports field lighting at the home of the Mossman-Port Douglas Sharks Rugby League Club.

Douglas Shire Council awarded a $288,753 contact to GMH Solutions Pty Ltd for Coronation Park Sports Field Lighting project.

Learn More Here

Grant Street Water Main nearing completion

Contractors have returned to complete the Grant Street Water Main works in February 2023. FGF will be excavating on Grant at the top end around 5 to 10 metres from Macrossan St from next Monday. This work will continue throughout the week.

Learn More Here

💧 Take care when driving on wet roads 💧

We are encouraging motorists to drive to the conditions after some areas received more than 200mm in the past 24 hours! 

If its flooded, forget it.

From January 2 to February 5 this year, the following rainfall totals have been recorded in Douglas: 

💧Rex Creek Intake - 966mm 
💧Mossman - 905mm 
💧Alexandra Range (Diwan) - 864mm
💧Whyanbeel - 825mm 
💧Wangetti - 635.8mm
💧Port Douglas - 601mm
💧Low Isles - 527mm
💧Craiglie - 473mm 

𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝.

Mossman State School has marked 125 years!

Douglas Shire Councillors joined the school community this week to celebrate its rich educational history in our region.

Established in 1898, many fourth generational local families still attend the school today.

Congratulations Mossman State School!

Weed of the Month - Tobacco Weed

Tobacco weed is widespread in coastal districts particularly along roadsides, pastures and areas of disturbance.

The weed is a slender fast-growing herb up to 1.5m with rough/hairy oblong/oval leaves which can cause irritation to the skin.

Learn More About Pest Plants Here

Your Douglas News 03 February 2023

The latest Your Douglas News can be found as the centre pull out in Cairns Local News edition 03 February.

Pick up your copy from your local library, service station or newsagency near you, or view our online edition.

Online Edition Here

Active Clubs Round 3 - now open!

The Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport announced that a third round of Active Clubs opened on Wednesday 1 February 2023.

The Active Clubs program will provide funding to local and regional sport and active recreation organisations to support:

  • training and education for volunteers
  • volunteer recognition
  • equipment (on-field and off-field)
  • opportunities for participation.

Applications close: 5pm, 1 March 2023

Learn More Here

Upcoming Events

Douglas Libraries Trivia Night
Mossman Library| 16 February 2023 | 6pm

Port Douglas Hot & Steamy Festival
Thursday 16 February to Sunday 19 February 2023 

Come & Play | Port Douglas Aquatic Precinct
Jalunbu Park | 18 February, 9am - 12pm

Family Movie Night | Port Douglas Aquatic Precinct Engagement
Reynolds Park | 18 February, from 5pm

Port Douglas Carnivale 
Friday 19 May to Sunday 21 May 2023 

Iron Man
Sunday 18 June 2023

Mossman Annual Show
Mossman Show Grounds | 24 July - 25 July 2023
Visit Council's Website for more information
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