Friday 12 August 2022 

OUT NOW || 'Your Douglas News' lift out 

PICK up the August 5 edition of Cairns Local News to read through the latest Your Douglas News. You will find it in the middle of the newspaper, or you can read the digital edition online at Council's website. 

Read the Digital Edition Here

Council Endorses Daintree Ferry Replacement Project

A NEW ferry and upgrades to approach roads will address the long-standing issue of lengthy waiting times at the Daintree Ferry in the peak tourism season. These measures will also improve the level of service for regular ferry users.

Learn More Here

ABC NEWS - More women driving tractors and trains for the sugarcane harvest

Manoeuvring a 10-tonne tractor over rough terrain and tipping sugar cane into a train carriage may require skill and concentration, but Jasmine Cartwright and Elsa Tickler have taken to it like ducks to water.  

Read the Full Article Here

Mayor speaks at Coastal Leaders Forum 2022

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr addressed the forum (see above) this week to talk about the region's strengths and the efforts made to diversify the economy in recent times. 

ONE WEEK TO GO || Reef-to-Reef MTB

Riders can choose the either the 48km Long Course or the 35km Classic options which will coincide with the final day of Reef to Reef.

Both races distances start at the same location, include a descent of the infamous Bump Track and finish with the same dash along Four Mile Beach to the finish at Port Douglas.

Learn More Here

Works Notice: Parker Creek Crossing, Mossman

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will be working to upgrade Parker Creek Crossing, near the southern entrance to Mossman CBD, from late-August until early 2023.

Learn More Here

ONE MONTH TO GO || Port Douglas Gran Fondo

The 136km and 100km Gran Fondo courses, and the 48km Medio Fondo (Medium Ride) will be held on Sunday 11 September.

Read More Here

Sign up to MiWater today!

Do you live in Port Douglas and have a Smart Water Meter?

Make sure you sign up to MiWater to track how much water you are using and save money on your next water bill!

Sign Up Here

Taste Port Douglas served up this weekend

Celebrate the food culture and lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland with world class chefs and inspiring food and beverage experiences in one of Australia’s favourite gourmet destinations.

Learn More Here

Have your say || Principle Cycle Network

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is putting the call out to Queenslanders to have their say about current and future bike routes around the state.

Your input will help shape the Principal Cycle Network review.

The consultation period will close 31 August 2022.

Learn More Here

Congratulations Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre

This week Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre celebrated their 10 year anniversary.

In celebration of the milestone, a brand refresh and a new logo was released featuring art from one of their own Yalanji guides, Cameron Buchanan.

Visit Their Website Here

Daintreepedia - The Concierge’s Best Friend

Daintreepedia is a 28-page guide which list all the tours, attractions and restaurants in the Daintree.

Learn More Here

Daintree Ferry Consultation - AMSA Inspection 2023

Council is currently putting in place arrangements for the five-day ferry closure for AMSA’s out of water inspection.

We would like feedback on what worked last time, and what did not work. There will be two drop-in sessions Thursday 18 August 2022.

Learn More Here

Check out the Douglas Sporting Club Directory

Did you know Council has a sporting club directory on our website? 

With 39 different clubs currently advertised here, if your looking to join a new sport - this should be your first stop! 
If your club is not already listed, complete the online form. 

Douglas Sporting Directory

Kermit is Wrong. It is easy being green

Based on the total volume of household rubbish collected in the Shire, each home generates an average 1.046 tonnes of waste annually.

Learn More Here

Calling all Business Owners and Managers

Do It In Douglas is holding a Networking Breakfast with key note speakers in the areas of digital marketing and mental health for business.

Learn More Here

Have Your Say || First Nations Tourism Action Plan

Consultation is underway for the Tropical North Queensland First Nations Tourism Action Plan.

The Action plan will help drive and support the development of Indigenous tourism.

Have Your Say Here

Weed of the Month - Miconia

Miconia Calvescens is native to tropical America and was first discovered in the Douglas Shire in 1997 in the Whyanbeel Creek Valley. The species has since been detected at five separate locations inside the Shire.

Learn More About Pest Plants Here

Reminder 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

VIDEO || Minute with the Mayor - 08 August 2022

DOUGLAS Shire Mayor Michael Kerr wraps up what you need to know in under a minute!

Watch The Video Here

Works Notice || Mossman Street

Douglas Shire Council started kerb and channel works in Mossman Street, directly behind Mossman Hardware this week. 

Learn More Here

Consider the Three P's

The community are encouraged to think about the ‘Three P’s’ before you flush. 
Council's Wastewater Team recently attended a sewage pump station blockage caused by items which were flushed and cannot be processed through pipes and the sewage network system.

Learn More Here

Council is currently recruiting for multiple positions

  • Project Engineer (Fixed Term) - Applications close 19 August 2022
  • Library Officer (Part Time) - Applications close 26 August 2022
Learn More Here

Half Yearly Rates Due 23 August 2022

Rate notices are issued half-yearly in January and July each year.

Council offers a variety of payment options. If you are experiencing difficulties in paying your Rates account by the due date, please contact the Customer Service officers on (07) 4099 9444.

Payment Options Here

Register your team!

Douglas Hockey Association will be holding their beach hockey tournament in October and encourage teams to register!

Learn More Here

Douglas News Bites 

  • The production of Wizards! completed its last day of filming at Wangetti Beach yesterday.
  • Sand dredged from the  Daintree Ferry has now been moved to the Rocky Point area - See image below
  • Work crews started screening old dirt stockpiles at Drumsara facility to remove rocks and vegetation so it is ready to use as topsoil on upcoming projects. 
  • Bridge inspections were completed for all bridges in the Douglas Shire.

June Nursery Statistics 

  • Plants potted: 2394
  • Given to community: 335
  • DSC Mossman & Port Douglas: 594
  • Mossman State High School: 20
  • Papillon/ Terrain: 800
  • Four Mile Beach: 144
  • Total plants out: 2082

Current Tenders 

Supply & Delivery of a Grader with 12-Foot Moldboard
Closes: Friday 26 August 2022, 4PM

Operation Maintenance Killaloe Transfer Station & Landfill
Closes: Tuesday 23 August 2022, 4PM

FNQROC Regional Supply & Delivery of Water Chemicals
Closes: Monday 29 August 2022

Anticipated Decision Date: October 2022
Click HERE to view current tenders in Vendor Panel.
Visit Council's Website for more information
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