Friday 11 March 2022 

Daintree renewable microgrid signed-off

THE Federal Govenrment has awarded Volt Advisory Group $18.75 million over three years to develop a highly innovative renewable energy microgrid for the Daintree region.

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Tackling Hiptage on Butcher's Hill

WEED warriors are gaining ground on a major threat to the Mossman Gorge area’s world-heritage rainforest.

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VIDEO || Do It In Douglas: Nicky from Mossman Botanic Gardens

DISCOVER more about the Mossman Botanic Garden and why it will be a game changer for our region.

Watch Her Story Here

March 2022 Council Newsletter Out Now

COUNCIL's latest quarterly newsletter is now available at local cafes, service stations, grocery stores, libraries and pharmacies.

Read the Digital Version Here

Free Live Streaming For Library Members

DOUGLAS Libraries have added a new service, which allows library members to live-stream for free!

With Beamafilm you can stream unlimited ad-free on-demand movies, documentaries and series straight from your TV, computer or device. 

Learn More Here

BOOK TICKETS || Carnivale's Hottest Food Table Available Now

GUESTS can expect a world-class dining experience served with a distinctive Far North Queensland flair, as a selection of Port Douglas’ top restaurants each design and prepare a course on the day.

Get Your Tickets Here

Roadworks Notice: Port Douglas Road

THE Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be carrying out asphalt resurfacing works on Port Douglas Road at Agincourt Street roundabout and Lakeland Avenue/ Avenue of Palms roundabout from 17 March 2022.

Read More Here

Celebrating International Women's Day at Douglas Shire Council

TOGETHER we can create a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.

Discover Paradise Magazine Lift-out in the Weekend Australian

TOURISM Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD) loaded this special edition of Discover Paradise with the hottest tropical tips for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and beyond.

Read the Digital Edition 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.

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Anich's Bridge Open To Traffic

THE new bridge is open to traffic "with caution" as line marking is yet to be completed.

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Is Your Business Plastic Free?  

The Queensland Government has funded the extension of the Plastic Free Cairns program in the Douglas Shire until the end of 2022.
The program offers businesses free assistance in making the transition away from single use plastics.

Learn More & Sign Up Here

Smart Water Meter Program

METER installation company Data Right will be installing smart water meters in Port Douglas, commencing Monday 28 March. Staff will carry Data Right identification with them when working to confirm they are authorised to do work on behalf of Council. 

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Job Opportunities At Daintree Ferry

An exciting opportunity to work on an iconic transport service that is the gateway to the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest.

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.

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Douglas News Bites

  • Safety kerbs and guideposts have been installed along Alchera Drive to improve pedestrian and vehicle separation.
  • New disabled parking bays located at the northern end of the Port Douglas Esplanade and the  corner of Macrossan and Owen streets. 
  • Water crews have been busy replacing a faulty Wang Offtake Clamp and valve on the 450mm water main located at the corner of Coral Sea Drive, Mossman.
  • Douglas Creek Road is closed at the southern end of Lees Bridge (see below photo) to all traffic until further notice.

Development Applications

Property Address:
  4 Stewart Street
Proposed Development: Material Change of Use (Food/Drink Outlet, Tour Office, vehicle store)

It is proposed to retain and refurbish the existing food and drink use, retain the upstairs accommodation, comprising three rooms, and to incorporate a new 4wd off road tour use at the site.

The full development application is available here. 

Property Address:
 1506 Cape Tribulation Road
Proposed Development: Combined Application (MCUI Intense Horticulture & ROL Lease)

Rainforest Rescue is seeking approval to establish a plant nursery that will allow for the propagation of plants to be used in the rehabilitation of parts of the Daintree Rainforest. The nursery is expecting to initially grow approximately 75,000 plants in the first year, increasing to 150,000 at full capacity and will supply local regeneration projects.

The full development application is available here. 

February Fun Facts

🌿 Mossman Nursery🌿
  • 1319 Trees potted
  • 371 Trees given to community
  • 372 Trees to Council projects in Mossman & Port Douglas 
  • 26 Trees at Sagiba Bridge
  • 20 Trees to the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre
  • 90 Trees to James Cook University, Cairns
⛵️Daintree Ferry Transfers⛵️
  • 8,437 Concession
  • 261 Douglas card
  • 697 Visitor tickets
  • 3344 Return passes
  • 658 One-way passes

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

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