Friday 25 March 2022 

Citizen Scientists Snap Coastal Changes

A COMMUNITY beach monitoring project will help scientists better understand and forecast how coastlines will change at five popular beaches in Douglas Shire.

Read More Here

Port Douglas Launches FNQ Gin Fest

LOCAL gin distillers will be special guests at Port Douglas Carnivale’s inaugural FNQ Gin Fest, serving up their signature Carnivale cocktails and world award-winning gin and tonic.

Read More Here

Roadworks Notice: Mossman – Daintree Road

DEPARTMENT of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be improving safety on the Mossman – Daintree Road from early April 2022

More Information Here

VIDEO || Minute With The Mayor

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

Watch The Video Here

Wonga Beach Community Planting

DAINTREE Life and Douglas Shire Council invite you to a community planting at Wonga Beach to plant 500 trees to repair and expand an area of foreshore vegetation which used to be weeds.

Wednesday 30 March, 9:30am – Janbal Street

More Information Here

Port Douglas Gets Water Wise

NEW digital smart water meters will be installed at 900 houses in Port Douglas from next week.

Douglas Shire Council has engaged meter installation company, Data Right, to fit the new equipment under the smart water program.

Learn More Here

Wonderland Spiegeltent Festival Hub Returns to Port Douglas Carnivale

HOLD onto your suspenders and circus hats – the crowd favourite Wonderland Spiegeltent returns to Port Douglas for three huge weeks with a spectacular line-up of live entertainment for all ages!

Learn More Here

Register Now to Do It In Douglas

DOUGLAS Shire Council is hosting a meet and greet at the Port Douglas Community Hall on Wednesday 6 April for local business owner who are looking to supply goods or services to Council.

Learn More Here

VIDEO || Meet Byron, who proves success in business doesn’t have to come with a suit. 

“Where else would you rather be?” 

Watch Here

Douglas Libraries School Holiday Activities

DOUGLAS Libraries have a fun and exciting School Holidays planned with their School Holidays Activities, including virtual learning about the Great Barrier Reef, a visit from Wildlife Habitat and a movie & popcorn morning just to list a few. 

More Information On Douglas Libraries Here

Douglas Highlighted In New Partnership With Tropical North Queensland & Qantas 

TOURISM Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) will turn Australia’s online editorial platform Concrete Playground ‘green’ as part of their partnership with Qantas Loyalty and the airline’s new Green tier program.

Learn More Here

Have Your Say on Local Health Services

CAIRNS and Hinterland Hospital and Health Services are inviting community members, health professionals and service providers to participate in their Local Area Needs Assessment. They want to hear about the health issues and concerns that matter most to you.

Learn More Here

Applications for Regional Arts Development Fund Close on 11 April 2022

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

2022 Variety Jet Trek To Finish At Port Douglas

The 7-day trek will be finishing in Port Douglas on Saturday 26 March.

Support crews will collect participants and their jet skis from Market Park as they arrive throughout  the morning, resulting in heavy traffic use of the Port Douglas Boat Ramp and car park.

Read More 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.

Read More Here

Douglas News Bites

  • Council’s electrical contractor will complete repairs to the decorative lights in Macrossan Street.
  • Disability Infrastructure Works are taking place in Mossman with the renewal of the footpath crossover on Front Street, outside the Newsagent.
  • Council officers visited early learning centres in Mossman and Port Douglas to hold waste & recycling education presentations. Book your school's session here.
  • The below photo was taken on 15 March 2022, showing Rex Creek intake after heavy rainfall

AGENDA AVAILABLE || Next Ordinary Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Read the Agenda Here
Visit Council's Website for more information
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