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 week cycle Direction south to north
Grader/ Unsealed roads JULY – mid DEC Direction south to north Douglas
Street Sweeper 12 week cycle Direction south to north Douglas. Mossman & Port Douglas CDB swept week mornings.
Patching  Wet season – 8  week cycle.      Dry season – 3-4  week cycle Direction south to north Douglas
Underground Drainage OCT – NOV Clean all underground pits.

* 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