The next Ordinary Council Meeting will be held at 10am on Tuesday 27 April, 2021. 

Council holds regular meetings of its Ordinary Meetings and may from time to time call a Special Meetings. Any changes to meetings dates or times are advertised.

The Mayor presides over all Ordinary and Special Council Meetings.

The Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10am.  The Meetings will held at the Council Chambers, Council Administration Building, 64 Front Street, Mossman.

Each meeting remains open and transparent to the public through a scheduled video live stream.  With the exception of items discussed in a ‘closed’ session, meetings are open to the public.

Please Note – In order to maintain appropriate social distancing protocols a limited number of seats have been made available for members of the public to attend meetings.  A staff member will be on hand to assist any member of the public when they arrive.

Meeting Schedule

Ordinary Council Meetings:

DAY DATE TIME
Wednesday 27 January 2021 10:00AM
Tuesday 23 February 2021 10:00AM
Tuesday 30 March 2021 10:00AM
Tuesday 27 April 2021 10:00AM
Tuesday 25 May 2021 10:00AM
Tuesday 29 June 2021 10:00AM
Tuesday 27 July 2021 10:00AM
Tuesday 31 August 2021 10:00AM
Tuesday 28 September 2021 10:00AM
Tuesday 26 October 2021 10:00AM
Tuesday 30 November 2021 10:00AM
Tuesday 14 December 2021 10:00AM

Agenda & Minutes

Agendas and Minutes from July 2020 are available here.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28 July 2020, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

In accordance with Section 277E of the Local Government Regulation 2012, that the Ordinary Meeting of Council will be closed to the public because of health and safety reasons associated with the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and an audio of the meeting will be available on the Council Website at the time the minutes are made available.

28 July 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

28 July 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting – Audio recording – Part 1 of 2

28 July 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting – Audio recording – Part 2 of 2

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1 Daintree Water Bottling Facility Request for Negotiated Decision Notice

5.2 Queensland Planning Framework Changes – Planning initiatives to support economic recovery

5.3 Trunk Infrastructure Works Craiglie

5.4 Single-Use Plastic Free Policy

5.5 Water and Wastewater Customer Service Standards Review

5.6 Water and Wastewater Quarterly Report for period ending 30 June 2020

5.7 Mossman Golf Course Proposal of Purchase

5.8 Waive Daintree Ferry Bus Fees August and September 2020

5.9 Interim Financial Report June 2020

5.10 CEO Report for period April to June 2020

9.1 Closed Session Table of Contents

Monday, 10 August 2020 - Special Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A Special Council Meeting will be held on Monday, 10 August 2020, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

In accordance with Section 277E of the Local Government Regulation 2012, that the Ordinary Meeting of Council will be closed to the public because of health and safety reasons associated with the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and an audio of the meeting will be available on the Council Website at the time the minutes are made available.

10 August 2020 Special Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

10 August 2020 Special Council Meeting – Audio recording – Part 1 of 2

10 August 2020 Special Council Meeting – Audio recording – Part 2 of 2

Announcement & Table of Contents

3.1 Lot 83 SR596 Cape Tribulation Road Sale of Land

3.2 Trustee Lease to Public Safety Business Agency on Behalf of Kimberley Rural Fire Brigade – Lot 85 SP 219631 Forest Creek Road

3.3 Request for Negotiated Decision Notice for Daintree Water Bottling Facility

4 Closed Session Table of Contents

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 29 September 2020, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

In accordance with Section 277E of the Local Government Regulation 2012, that the Ordinary Meeting of Council will be closed to the public because of health and safety reasons associated with the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and an audio of the meeting will be available on the Council Website at the time the minutes are made available.

29 September 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed minutes

29 September 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting – Audio Recording – Part 1 of 2

29 September 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting – Audio Recording – Part 2 of 2

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1 Material Change of Use for Shop 11 Warner Street

5.2 Hot and Steamy Festival – Resource and Performance Agreement

5.3 Trustee Lessee Request to Permanently Construct Front Fencing on Part of Lot 175 on SP241399

5.4 Amendment to Council Resolution – Sale of Lot 83 SR596 Cape Tribulation Road

5.5 Mossman Pool – School Swimming Program

5.6 Naming of New Bridge in Whyanbeel

5.7 Naming of Unnamed Road, Killaloe

5.8 Re-allocation of  the Blue Print Budget to Diggers Bridge Park

5.9 Building our Regions – Port Douglas Sugar Wharf

5.10 Daintree Ferry Tour Bus Fees 50% rebate October to December 2020

5.11 Financial Report August 2020

5.12 Council delegates for the 2020 LGAQ Annual Conference

6.1 Notice of Motion – Tourism and Economic Development Officer (TEDO) Quarterly Reports

9.1 Closed Session Table of Contents

Friday, 9 October 2020 - Special Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A Special Council meeting will be held on Friday, 9 October 2020, at 9am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

In accordance with Section 277E of the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Special Meeting of Council will be closed to the public because of health and safety reasons associated with the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and an audio of the meeting will be available on the Council Website at the time the minutes are made available.

9 October 2020 Special Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

Financial Statements for the Year Ended 30 June 2020

Tuesday, 27 October 2020


Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 27 October 2020, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

In accordance with Section 277E of the Local Government Regulation 2012, that the Ordinary Meeting of Council will be closed to the public because of health and safety reasons associated with the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and an audio of the meeting will be available on the Council Website at the time the minutes are made available.

27 October 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1 Interim Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan

5.2 FNQROC – Regional Development Manual Planning Scheme Policy – Review of Submissions and Adoption of Amendments for Version 11/19 (Issue 8)

5.3 Water and Wastewater Quarterly Report for the period ending 30 September 2020

5.4 Monthly Financial Report September 2020

5.5 QAO Final Management Report 2019-2020

5.6 Mossman State High School Annual Presentation November 2020 – Request for Sponsorship

5.7 Appointment of Audit Committee

5.8 Christmas Period Annual Shutdown

5.9 Investigation Policy

5.10 Annual Report 2019-2020

5.11 2021 Council Meeting Dates

5.12 Operational Plan Progress Report for period July to September 2020

5.13 CEO Report for period July to September 2020

5.14 Investigation of Inappropriate Conduct Referral from the Office of Independent Assessor (C/20/00486)

6.1 Notice to Repeal Motion – Mossman Golf Course Lease

6.2 Notice to Repeal Motion – Request for Funding from Port Shorts Film Festival

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 24 November 2020, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

In accordance with Section 277E of the Local Government Regulation 2012, that the Ordinary Meeting of Council will be closed to the public because of health and safety reasons associated with the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

While the easing of restrictions allows for more people indoors, attendees are required to practice social distancing (1.5 metres apart).

Council chambers has limited seating capacity, large tables, and IT infrastructure that restricts the availability of appropriate space for members of the public to attend.

The only ways to increase the current room capacity would be to remove essential equipment, or remove Council officials from the meeting, which would adversely impact the ability to hold the meeting.

To allow for continued transparency, Council live-streams each meeting, which can be viewed any time after the meeting, and has invited members of the local media to attend.

An audio of the meeting will also be available on the Council website at the time the minutes are made available.

24 November 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

3.1 Mayoral Minute – Employee Recognition Awards 2020

5.1 Financial Report October 2020

5.2 Revised Budget 2020-2021

5.3 Capital Works Progress Report for the 1st Quarter 2020-2021

5.4 Contract 2021-036 Port Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant UV Disinfection System

5.5 Contract 2021-008 – Parks Renewal Program 2020/21 – Playgrounds

5.6 Contract WO5243  – Junction Creek Cycleway Bridge Construction

5.7 Bridges Renewal Program Round 5 – Warners Bridge and Anichs Bridge

5.8 Request for Funding – Cape York Weekly

5.9 Port Douglas Sports Complex and Coronation Park Masterplan – Final plan

5.10 New Lease – Mossman Horse Riding Club Inc

9.1 Closed Session Table of Contents

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 15 December 2020, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

In accordance with Section 277E of the Local Government Regulation 2012, that the Ordinary Meeting of Council will be closed to the general public because of health and safety reasons associated with the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

Council will trial a randomised drawing system to allow eight members of the public to attend. Register here. 

Those who wish to attend must complete a registration form. No walk-ins will be accepted.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and an audio of the meeting will be available on the Council Website at the time the minutes are made available.

15 December 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1 Daintree River Crossing – Community Consultation Results

5.2 Material Change of Use for Retirement Facility at 111-119 Port Douglas Road

5.3 Minor Change to Development Approval for Seafood Van at 11 Warner Street

5.4 Application to change MCUC Short Term Accommodation and Ancillary facilities at 20 Warner St Port Douglas

5.5 Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program 2020-21 – Cooya to Mossman Stage 2 Construction

5.6 Douglas Hockey Association Inc. – Trustee Permit Part of Lot 92 SR81 Mossman

5.7 Application for Permanent Road Closure Over Esplanade Adjacent to Lot 2 RP 724386 Port Douglas

5.8 Financial Report November 2020

5.9 Tourism Port Douglas Daintree Annual and Quarterly Reports for noting

5.10 Contract 2021-048 Killaloe Transfer Station – Resource Recovery Centre

5.11 Amendment declaration of Sewer and Water Service Areas within Douglas Shire

5.12 Contractual Matter – Ultra Filtration Cartridges for Water Quality

Tuesday 12 January 2021 - Special Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A Special Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 12 January 2021, at 9am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded as they become available below.

The meeting will be conducted in closed session in accordance with Section 254J (3) (i) and (g) of the Local Government Regulations 2012.

A recording of the closed session resolutions will be made available to the public after the meeting.

12 January 2021 Special Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

12 January 2021 Special Council Meeting – Audio Recording – Part 1 of 3

12 January 2021 Special Council Meeting – Audio Recording – Part 2 of 3

12 January 2021 Special Council Meeting – Audio Recording – Part 3 of 3

Announcement & Table of Contents

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 27 January 2020, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded as they become available below.

Council Meetings are now open to the public.  There will be a maximum of 10 people allowed (due to size of the room and to allow for social distancing) and will not need to pre-register.

In line with government regulations, council requires that all guests register (to assist with contract tracing) their details prior to entering the Meeting Room.

Council staff will rotate in and out of the room to ensure the COVID safe capacity is adhered to.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and can be access by clicking here.

27 January 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1 Material Change of Use for Hotel (Wine Bar) 5-7 Front Street, Mossman

5.2 Storm Tide Inundation Methodology Study

5.3 Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Funding Agreement

5.4 Application for temporary road closure over part of unnamed road adjoining Lots 1 – 6 on C2254 Andreassen Road, Craiglie

5.5 Application for permanent road closure adjoining Lot 204 on SP264765 Captain Cook Highway, Killaloe

5.6 Contract WO5040-02 – Donovan Range Pavement Upgrade

5.7 Financial Report December 2020

5.8 Complaints about the Public Official Policy

5.9 Provision of Superannuation for Councillors

5.10 Water and Wastewater Quarterly Report for period ending 31 December 2020

5.11 Operational Plan Progress Report for period October to December 2020

5.12 CEO Report for period October to December 2020

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 February 2020, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

Council Meetings are now open to the public.  There will be a maximum of 10 people allowed (due to size of the room and to allow for social distancing) and will not need to pre-register.

In line with government regulations, council requires that all guests register (to assist with contract tracing) their details prior to entering the Meeting Room.

Council staff will rotate in and out of the room to ensure the COVID safe capacity is adhered to.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and can be access by clicking here.

23 February 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1 Infrastructure Charges Resolution

5.2 Support for the Port Douglas Grand Fondo Festival

5.3 Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program

5.4 Drinking Water Quality Management Plan revised version

5.5 Contract WO5040-02 – Donovan Range Pavement Upgrade

5.6 Capital Works Progress Report for the 2nd Quarter 2020-2021

5.7 Building Better Regions Fund Round 5 – Co-Contribution

5.8 Rates Rebate – Not for Profit Entites Policy

5.9 Rates Incentive for Conservation Policy

5.10 Rates Rebate for Daintree River Huts Policy

5.11 Financial Report January 2021

5.12 Audit Committee Meeting Minutes – 7 December 2020

9.1 Closed Session Table of Contents

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 30 March 2021, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

Council Meetings are now open to the public.  There will be a maximum of 10 people allowed (due to size of the room and to allow for social distancing) and will not need to pre-register.

In line with government regulations, council requires that all guests register (to assist with contract tracing) their details prior to entering the Meeting Room.

Council staff will rotate in and out of the room to ensure the COVID safe capacity is adhered to.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and can be access by clicking here.

30 March 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting Unconfirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1 Request for Minor Change and Extension to Currency Period for Development Application CA2638/2008

5.2 RADF Committee Member Appointment

5.3 Roadside Vending Policy Update

5.4 Proposed Land Resumption and Road Opening Part of Lot 20 on NPW695

5.5 Wonga Beach Caravan Park Caretaker Management Agreement

5.6 Milman Drive Playground – Six Month Post Installation Review

5.7 Contract WO5288 – Macrossan and Owen Street Intersection Upgrade – Construction

5.8 Related Party General Policy

5.9 Debt General Policy

5.10 Debt Recovery General Policy

5.11 Procurement Policy

5.12 Investment General Policy

5.13 Corporate Credit Card Policy

5.14 Financial Report February 2021

5.15 Council to CEO Delegation Update

5.16 Councillors Administrative Support Policy

6.1 Notice of Motion – Repeal of Decision for Application for Permanent Road Closure over Esplanade Adjacent to Lot 2 RP 724386 Port Douglas

9.1 Closed Session Table of Contents

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 27  April 2021, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

Council Meetings are now open to the public.  There will be a maximum of 10 people allowed (due to size of the room and to allow for social distancing) and will not need to pre-register.

In line with government regulations, council requires that all guests register (to assist with contract tracing) their details prior to entering the Meeting Room.

Council staff will rotate in and out of the room to ensure the COVID safe capacity is adhered to.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and can be access by clicking here.

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 25 May 2021, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

Council Meetings are now open to the public.  There will be a maximum of 10 people allowed (due to size of the room and to allow for social distancing) and will not need to pre-register.

In line with government regulations, council requires that all guests register (to assist with contract tracing) their details prior to entering the Meeting Room.

Council staff will rotate in and out of the room to ensure the COVID safe capacity is adhered to.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and can be access by clicking here.

Tuesday 29 June 2021

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 29 June 2021, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

Council Meetings are now open to the public.  There will be a maximum of 10 people allowed (due to size of the room and to allow for social distancing) and will not need to pre-register.

In line with government regulations, council requires that all guests register (to assist with contract tracing) their details prior to entering the Meeting Room.

Council staff will rotate in and out of the room to ensure the COVID safe capacity is adhered to.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and can be access by clicking here.

Council Meeting Live Stream

Council meetings are audio recorded and Video lived streamed.  The live stream and subsequent video uploads are available by clicking on the link below.

Watch Council Meetings Live Stream

Deputations to Council

Applications for a deputation to Council (where an appointed person or persons may represent a business or group of people on specific matter for discussion with Councillors), must be submitted in writing using the Deputation Request Form.  In general, deputations are held at Councillor Workshops (not formal Council meetings) to permit detailed discussions with Councillors and senior staff.  The date, commencement time and duration are subject to confirmation once the application is approved and when the agenda for the relevant workshop is finalised.

Deputation Request Form