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Boat users will be able to park their cars and trailers with more confidence following an $82,000 security upgrade at Council boat ramps.

CCTV cameras and improved lighting will be installed at Port Douglas, Sugar Wharf, Cooya Beach, Newell Beach and Daintree River boat ramps by August, 2023.

The project is funded by the Commonwealth Government and being administered by the Queensland Fishing Infrastructure Grants Program.

Douglas Shire Council Mayor Michael Kerr said the security upgrades would have multiple benefits.

“Our passionate boaties can spend long periods on the water and we want them to feel confident their cars, trailers and personal belongings will be safe at any time of the day,” he said.

“The CCTV cameras will also assist Council to monitor the minority of people doing the wrong thing when it comes to fishing, camping, dumping or causing environmental harm.”

The works at Port Douglas and Newell Beach boat ramps require installation of light posts and cameras and boaties might experience minor impacts during the upgrades.


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