Friday 17 June 2022 

RV's roll into Golf Club

THE first round of travellers have set up camp at Mossman Golf Club’s new RV park, located at the rear boundary of the golf course.

Read More Here

More Subsidies for pensioner ratepayers

PENSIONERS will get more help paying their Council rates under a revised rebates policy.

Read More Here

Douglas Foodie Tour For French Ambassador

FOOD producers in Douglas Shire hosted H.E Jean-Pierre Thebault, Ambassador of France to Australia, this week to showcase some of our best agricultural products! More photos below!

Read More About His Visit Here

CREB Track is now OPEN

The 71km CREB Track, which starts just north of Daintree Village, is OPEN to the public.

Read More Here

Weed of the month - Siam Weed

The Douglas Shire Biosecurity Working Group is targeting Siam (Chromolaena odorata) this month. 

The Siam weed is considered one of the world’s most invasive weeds. It threatens agricultural production systems and forestry plantations.

Learn More Here

Progress on the Mossman - Cooya Cycleway

COUNCIL'S infrastructure teams have worked closely with local contractors in the past few months.
The 2.6-kilometre-long shared cycleway will run from Junction Bridge along Bonnie Doon Road to the Melaleuca Drive intersection at Cooya Beach.

Project Details Here

Notice of Temporary Maintenance Closure at the Daintree Ferry - November 2022

The Daintree River Ferry will not operate from 10pm Friday 18 November 
until 5am Tuesday 22 November 2022 to allow for important safety maintenance  work to be completed. 

Read the Full Notice Here

Get Tax Ready

The Australian Tax Office has made tax time easier with their occupation and industry guides to help you work out the income and allowances to declare and the expenses you can claim.

Download Guides Here

Works Notice - Re-surfacing works on local roads

BITUMEN re-surfacing works is happening at various locations including Port Douglas, Cooya Beach, Mossman, Finlayvale & Wonga Beach.

Learn More Here

Newell Beach Boat Ramp Officially Open

THE $3.5 million, two-lane boat ramp allows low tide access and provides a central walkway.

It will be very popular with more than 1300 boats registered in Douglas Shire - one for every nine people - and plenty of keen out fishers outside the region.

Learn More Here

VIDEO || Minute with the Mayor - 14 June 2022

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

Watch The Video Here

Tai Chi classes now available in Mossman

SUBSIDISED Active8 Fitness Class - Tai Chi For Health, will now be held at Mossman Pool on Thursdays at 9am.

Learn More Here

Citizenship Ceremony - 23 June 2022

AN Australian citizenship ceremony will be held next Thursday at the Mossman Shire Hall. General Public are welcome to join in, to support our new citizens and watch them take their pledge. 

Learn More Here

Douglas News Bites

  • 170 students have attended Council's Waste Education sessions this year. 
  • Department of Environmental Science funded anti-littering signage in littering hotspots with-in the shire.
  • Council's Biosecurity Team have assisted the Electric Ant Program with the first round of treatment and finalise the operational are for Kimberley.
  • New playground installed at Daintree Village. See image below

Nursery May Statistics

  • 1787 Trees potted
  • 219 Trees given  to community
  • 189 Trees planted by DSC 
  • 2570 Trees planted by Papillion/ Terrain
  • 345 Trees planted by Daintree Life

Current Tenders

FNQ031 – FNQROC Regional Collection & Disposal of Ferrous Metal, Non-Ferrous Metal, Used Lead Acid Batteries & End of Life Vehicle Processing.

Closes: Monday 18 July 2022

Anticipated Decision Date: November 2022


Port Douglas Aquatic Precinct – Design, Consultation and Documentation

Closes: 2PM, Friday 17 June 2022.


Mossman Water Treatment Plant Ultrafiltration Upgrade

Closes: Thursday 23 June 2022, 5pm
Visit Council's Website for more information
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