Friday 6 May 2022 

STARTS TONIGHT ||  Daintree Ferry Temporary Closure

A PASSENGER vessel will operate in daylight hours – between 6am and 6pm for the Saturday and Sunday.
A new loading ramp arrived last weekend (see below) and will be installed on the southern side of the vessel. 

Read More Here

Douglas News Bites - April Ordinary Council Meeting

Catch up on April's Ordinary Council Meeting. Topics include; Support for local Youth Centre, Keeping boaties safe at sea & Cycleway tender awarded to Mossman company

Read More Here

New Rainforest Nursery Approved

A PROPOSED nursery will seek to grow 150,000 native plants per year in Cow Bay to help restore and regenerate the Daintree Rainforest.

Douglas Shire Council approved a Rainforest Rescue development application to temporarily re-configure a lot and conduct intense horticulture.

Read More Here

Plans To Make Our Beaches Better

FIVE foreshore management plans will help protect the environmental values and improve the liveability of coastlines in Douglas Shire.

Read More Here

Douglas Shines In Mitsibishi Campaign

New Mitsibishi Campaign staring Turia Pitt features Rex Smeal Park and various roads throughout the Douglas Shire. 

Watch The Advertisement Here

Registrations Close May 13

Don't miss your chance to cash in on prize money of up to $2000 at this year's Carnivale Street Parade. 

Sign Up Here

VIDEO || Minute with the Mayor - 4 May 2022

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

Watch The Video Here

Business Basics Grants Program Open

The grant offers a single up-front payment of $5,000 ex GST to eligible small businesses, and will close when sufficient applications have been received for competitive assessment.

Learn How To Apply Here

Carnivale Road Closures

The Carnivale Street Parade is planned for Friday 20 May 2022.

There will be staggered road closures throughout the day from 11am through to 11:30pm, in the area bounded by Mowbray, Owen, Macrossan, Wharf and Grant Streets.

Learn More Here

VIDEO || Meet Chris

A property manager who attributes community spirit to his success in Douglas

Watch Chris' Story Here

Ferry Facts

Ferry Transfers - April 2022
  • Concession: 8,453
  • Visitor Tickets: 915
  • Other: One Way 1,668 Return 8,216

Douglas News Bites

  • Council joined forces with Cook Shire Council in a strategic treatment of a large infestations of Gamba Grass within the Annan/ Endeavour catchment.
  • Our weed management team is working with Mossman QPWS & Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation on the annual Siam Weed Management Program which will run from May to June 2022.
  • Our civil crew had a busy week clearing tree debris and road obstructions, fixing potholes, and resealing roads after wash outs caused by recent heavy rain and flooding. 
  • A new playground is being installed at Daintree Village.
  • New seats and shelter was installed at the Four Mile Beach Esplanade in Port Douglas (See below). 
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