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CONCESSIONAL travel on the Daintree Ferry has been extended for another 10 months in a boost for Douglas Shire cardholders.

Douglas Shire Council has extended the current period, which was due to expire next month, until April 30, 2019.

Eligible cardholders living north of the Daintree River can also buy another book of visitor tickets during this period.

Mayor Julia Leu said the free extension would benefit residents and ratepayers.

“This is a big boost for concession cardholders,” she said.

“Concessional travel allows regular eligible commuters to travel on the ferry at minimal cost to provide a significant social benefit, particularly to those people living north of the Daintree River.”

Council has maintained concessional travel arrangements for several years.

The renewal of concession cards will be advertised in April 2019.

Cards issues in April 2019 will be valid for two years and the renewal process in April 2021 will take into account any changes required under the new ferry services contract, which will come into effect July 1, 2021.


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