Friday 8 April 2022 

Council Backs Dream Swell To Bring Surfing To FNQ

A DREAM to surf world-class waves between the reef and rainforest is paddling ahead following the approval of a development application at the last Ordinary Council Meeting.

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White Crosses To Honour Soldiers On Anzac Day

WHITE crosses representing fallen Douglas soldiers will be placed at the Port Douglas cenotaph to mark the 107th Anniversary of the Anzac’s landing at Gallipoli.

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Australian Music legend to play at 2022 Port Douglas Carnivale

JOE Camilleri and The Black Sorrows have landed back at Number 1 on ARIA Blues chart three times so far with the album Saint Georges Road. 

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Ferry Priority Lane Open For School Holidays

THE DAINTREE Ferry priority lane is OPEN through until and including 25 April 2022 to make it easier for Douglas locals to cross the river during the upcoming school holidays.

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Temporary Restrictions At Cow Bay Transfer Station

AN ELECTRIC ant incursion north of the Daintree River has triggered temporary restrictions on large waste items at the Cow Bay Transfer Station.
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Float Registrations are now OPEN

A TRUE community event in the finest tradition; the Macrossan Street Parade has long been a highlight of the Port Douglas Carnivale.
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Re-Surfacing Works on Port Douglas Road

THE Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is carrying out asphalt resurfacing works on Port Douglas Road at Agincourt Street roundabout and Lakeland Avenue/ Avenue of Palms roundabout.

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VIDEO || Fresh Look for Wonga Foreshore

A PATCH of weeds made way for more than 500 native trees at Wonga Beach.

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VIDEO || Catch up on the latest Minute With The Mayor

DOUGLAS Shire Mayor Michael Kerr wraps up the top items for the week in under a minute!

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Join the Ant Hunt

The search is on for electric ants. Register for a free yard check today and help eradicate electric ants from Far North Queensland.

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Council's 2022 Easter Opening Hours

Some Council facilities have different operating hours for the 2022 Easter period. Please take time to read the opening hours below before attending our sites. Have a Happy Easter and stay safe!.

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VIDEO || Meet Steph from SEA Gallery 

From the Port Douglas Sunday Markets to opening a gallery on Macrossan Street, Steph takes us behind the scenes into her life as a talented artist and business woman in Douglas.

Watch Steph's Story Here

Northern Roads Upgrade Complete

PROBLEM sections of the Bloomfield Track are now safer and more resilient.

Douglas Shire Council has completed more than $10 million worth of improvement works on the Cape Tribulation-Bloomfield Road (Bloomfield Track) and Zig Zag Road under the 2019 Betterment Program.

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Closing Soon || Applications for Regional Arts Development Fund

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to: support diversity and inclusivity; grow strong regions; and provide training, education and employment opportunities. All Individuals, organisations, and collectives are invited to apply. 

Learn More & How To Apply Here

Daintree Ferry Temporary Closure - May 2022

The Daintree ferry service will cease at 10pm on Friday 6 May 2022 and resume at 5am on Monday 9 May 2022.

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Douglas News Bites

  • Tourism Tropical North Queensland allocated $15m as part of Federal Government funding to bring back international visitors.
  • Douglas Biosecurity weed team have been surveying roadside verges for invasive weed species throughout the Douglas Shire.
  • Council provides a voice for Cooya & Newell Beach mail service
  • Financial assistance will continue to be provided to water users when concealed leaks are undetected.
  • A water main located in Grant Street, Port Douglas will be replcaed later this year. Read More Here
  • The new shelter and BBQ at Rex Smeal Park, Port Douglas is complete. Photo below

Job Opportunities at Council 

Environmental Technical Officer – Water and Wastewater - Fixed Term
DEPARTMENT: Water and Wastewater
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5 pm Friday 22 April 2022

More Information Here

March Fun Facts

Ferry Transfers
  • Concession: 9356
  • Visitor Tickets: 654
  • Other: One-way 835 Return 4748
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