Douglas Shire Council’s Civil Works department attends to a large variety of maintenance tasks.  A maintenance schedule has been developed to program our regular cyclic works.  We endeavour to continuously improve our maintenance schedule with an emphasis on delivering maintenance in an efficient and coordinated manner, demonstrating consistent value for money.

Roadside Slashing 12–15-week cycle 700mm Intervention Level
Light Shoulder Grading As required Monthly Inspections
Heavy Shoulder Grading As required Monthly Inspections
Street Sweeper 12 week cycle Direction south to north Douglas. Mossman & Port Douglas CDB swept week mornings.
Pothole Patching As required Monthly Inspections
Culvert Cleaning Sept – Nov 12 Monthly Inspections
Herbicide Spray 12–15-week cycle Culverts/ Guideposts
Tree Clearing As required Monthly Inspections
Edge repair As required Monthly Inspections
Sign Repair/ Replacement Aug – Oct 12 Monthly Inspections
Barrier Furniture Repair As required 6 Monthly Inspections
* Reactive works may divert crews.  Schedule is weather dependent.

Main Roads

Department of Transport and Main Roads are responsible for:

  • Captain Cook Highway
  • Mossman-Daintree Road to Daintree Village.
  • Mossman-Mount Molloy Road
  • Port Douglas Road to Wharf Street


In Mossman and Port Douglas, DTMR are responsible for the running lanes (from edge line to edge line).  Drains, kerb and channel, and parking including center parking is the responsibility of Council.

For matter concerning these main roads please contact:

Urgent: 131 940