An Ordinary Council Meeting will be held at 10am on Tuesday 26 April, 2022. 

View the Agenda Here

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:

Agenda & Minutes

Agendas and Minutes from July 2021 are available here.

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 27 July 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.

27 July 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1 Minor Change to Development Approval for Retirement Facility 111-119 Port Douglas Road

5.2 Applicant representation for negotiated decision for infrastructure charge for MCU (Limited Function facility) at 5146 Captain Cook Highway Oak Beach

5.3 Application to extend currency period for ROL (1 into 68 lots and Park) at 12-36 Alchera Drive Mossman

5.4 Run4reef Request for Funding

5.5 River Improvement Trust Fund

5.6 Electric Quad Bike – Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas

5.7 Contract 2020-023 – Smart Water Meters

5.8 Financial Report interim June 2021

5.9 Water Restrictions Level Amendment

5.10 Water and Wastewater Quarterly Report for the period ending 30 June 2021

5.11 Capital Works progress report for Q4 2021

5.12 Operational Plan Progress Report for April to June 2021

5.13 Report from the Chief Executive Officer for period April to June 2021

Tuesday, 3 August 2021 - Special Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A Special Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 3 August 2021, at 9am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

Business to be conducted at the Special Council Meeting will be:

  • Contract WO5040 – Donovan’s Range Pavement Upgrade – Change to Contract.

Public attendance at Council Meetings is now permitted.  Attendance of members of the public is limited to 10 people because of health and safety reasons associated with the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

The meeting will be live-streamed online and published on Council’s website for viewing by the public.

For more information, please call 07 4099 9444 or enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au

3 August 2021 Special Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

3.1 – Contract WO5040 – Donovan’s Range Pavement Upgrade – Change to Contract.

Monday, 16 August 2021 - Special Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A Special Council Meeting will be held on Monday, 16 August 2021, at 10am. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

Business to be conducted at the Special Council Meeting will be:

  • Confidential – Chief Executive Officer Contract

This Special Council Meeting will be conducted under a closed session and the audio will be uploaded once the unconfirmed minutes are available.

For more information, please call 07 4099 9444 or enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au

16 August 2021 Special Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Ordinary Council Meeting

An Ordinary Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 31 August 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.

31 August 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1 Combined Development Application for Dual Occupancy and Reconfiguring a Lot (1 lot into 2) 56 Mudlo St Port Douglas

5.2 Applicant Representation for Negotiated Decision for Infrastructure Charge MCU (Limited Function facility) at 5146 Captain Cook Highway Oak Beach

5.3 Contractual Matter – Ultra Filtration Cartridges for Water Quality

5.4 Contract 2020-023 – Smart Water Meters

5.5 Approved Inspection Program – Dog Registration

5.6 Financial Report July 2021

5.7 Sole Specialised Supplier Register

5.8 Rates Interest Grace Period Extension

5.9 Draft Reconciliation Action Plan

5.10 Review of Black Spot Towers in Douglas Shire

5.11 Resource and Performance Agreement – Reef To Reef / Triple R

5.12 Resource and Performance Agreement – Wonderland Entertainment Leisure

5.13 Resource and Performance Agreement – Mossman and District Show Society

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28 September 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.

28 September 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents 

3.1 Mayoral Minute – Employee Recognition Awards 2021

5.1 Prelodgement Planning Scheme Variation And ROL (1 Into 8 Lots) 22 Mountain View Drive Shannonvale

5.2 Material Change Of Use For Resort Complex At 71-85 Port Douglas Rd Port Douglas-compressed

5.3 Contract For Domestic Violence Or Community Housing Unit Development Mossman

5.4 Contract For Sewerage Pump Station Switchboard Renewal Project

5.5 Contract 2021-065 – Landfill Waste Cartage & Disposal

5.6 Foreshore Management Plans

5.7 FNQROC Strategic Regional WMMR Advisory Group – Appointment Of Elected Member Representative

5.8 Douglas Chamber Of Commerce Resource & Performance Agreement 2021-2024

5.9 Mossman State High School Sponsorship

5.10 RV Park Mossman Business Case

5.11 Wonga Beach Caravan Park Caretakers Management Agreement

5.12 Port Shorts Film Festival – Amendment To Resource And Performance Agreement

5.13 Request For Funding – Taste Port Douglas

5.14 Covid Relief Fee Reduction For Port Douglas Market Stallholders

5.15 Financial Report August 2021

5.16 Daintree Ferry Advisory Committee

5.17 Building Douglas Standing Committee

5.18 Legal Expenses Former CEO

6.1 Notice Of Motion – Options For Council To Develop Retirement Style Living Houses

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 - Special Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A Special Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12 October 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.

Announcement & Table of Contents 

12 October 2021 Special Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Financial Statements for the Year Ended 30 June 2021

Daintree Ferry Probity Audit  

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 19 October 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.

19 October 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1-Material-Change-of-Use-for-Air-Services-Helicopter-Pad-and-Pilots-Accommodation-Mowbray

5.2-Material-Change-of-Use-for-Shops-at-24-Macrossan-Street-Port-Douglas

5.3-Application-for-Permanent-Road-Closure-Adjoining-Lot-129-on-SR454-Toll-Gate-Road-Oak-Beach

5.4-Safe-Places-Accommodation-Lot-57-RP800869-Bow-Street-Mossman-Registration-of-Covenant

5.5-Contract-WO5583-Warners-Bridge-Construction-Project

5.6-Water-and-Wastewater-Quarterly-Report-for-the-period-ending-30-September-2021

5.7-A-Year-in-Disaster-January-2020-June-2021

5.8-Corporate-Credit-Card-Policy

5.9-Principal-Place-of-Residence-Policy

5.10-Financial-Report-September-2021

5.11-Christmas-Period-Annual-Shutdown

5.12-2022-Council-Meeting-Dates

5.13-Operational-Plan-Progress-Report-for-July-to-September-2021

5.14-Report-from-the-Chief-Executive-Officer-for-period-July-to-September-2021

6.1-Notice-of-Motion-Housing-Shortage-in-Douglas

9-Closed-Session-Table-of-Contents

Monday, 15 November 2021 - Special Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A Special Council meeting will be held on Monday 15 November 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.

15 November 2021 Special Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

3.1 Annual Report 2020/2021

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 30 November 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 November 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

3.1 Deputation – Keep PD FREE Community Group

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

5.2 Glyphosate Reduction Strategy 2021

5.3 Council Grants Program Major Grant Round 2021-22

5.4 Amendment to fees and charges – Mossman Pool and Caravan Park and Active8 Subsidised Fitness

5.5 Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree Annual Report

5.6 Capital works progress report for First Quarter 2021/22

5.7 Extraordinary Decision – Revised Utility Charges and Associated Rating Matters 2021-2022

5.8 Revised Budget 2021-2022

5.9 QAO Final Management Report 2020-2021

5.10 Financial Report October 2021

5.11 Audit Committee Meeting Minutes

6.1 Notice of Motion – Covid-19 Restrictions

6.2 Notice of Motion – Port Douglas Splash Park and Water Precinct

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Ordinary Meeting

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 14 December 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.

14 December 2021 Ordinary Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

3.1 Mayoral Minute – Repeal Resolution 6.2 of Ordinary Meeting 30 November 2021

5.1 Biosecurity Plan and Surveillance Program 2022-2026

5.2 Naming of Unnamed Road off Mossman Gorge Road, Mossman

5.3 Combined application for a boundary realignment and a change to an existing approval for a material change of use at 23-25 Macrossan Street and 20 Warner Street Port Douglas

5.4 Reconfiguration of a Lot, Captain Cook Highway Craiglie, Stage 2 New Port Estate

5.5 Carnivale 2022 Proposed Program and Contractual Arrangements

5.6 Australia Day Awards 2022

5.7 Financial Report November 2021

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 - Special Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A Special Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 21 December 2021, at 12pm. The agenda and minutes can be downloaded below as they become available below.

Business to be conducted at the Special Council Meeting will be:

  • Confidential 254J 3 A Local Government Regulation 2012 – Appointment of Chief Executive Officer – December 2021

This Special Council Meeting will be conducted under a closed session and the audio will be uploaded once the unconfirmed minutes are available.

For more information, please call 07 4099 9444 or enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au

21 December 2021 Special Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

Tuesday 25 January 2022

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 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.

25 January 2022 Ordinary Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1 Warri Park Maintenance Program

5.2 Building Better Regions Fund Round 6 Co Contribution

5.3 Contract WO5781-001 PDWWTP – Sequencing Batch Reactor Diffuser Upgrade

5.4 Contract WO5462 – Cooya Beach Cycle Way (Section 2)

5.5 Financial Report December 2021

5.6 Operational Plan Progress Report for October to December 2021

5.7 Report from the Chief Executive Officer for period October to December 2021

6.1 Notice of Motion – RV Park proposal

Tuesday 22 February 2022

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 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.

22 February 2022 Ordinary Meeting Confirmed Minutes

1 Announcement and Table of Contents

5.1 Application for Material Change of Use (Air services and Caretakers accommodation) 35-39 Port Street, Port Douglas

5.2 Amendment Declaration of Sewer and Water Service Areas within Douglas Shire – Feb 2022

5.3 Water and Wastewater Quarterly Report for the period ending 31 December 2021

5.4 Financial Report January 2022

9 Closed Session Table of Contents

Tuesday 29 March 2022

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 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.

29 March 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting Confirmed Minutes

Announcement & Table of Contents

5.1 Grant Street, Port Douglas – Water Main Renewal

5.2 Further dealing over Term Lease described as Lot 11 on SP150472 Locality Miallo

5.3 Combined Application Resort Complex & Reconfiguration 1 lot into 4 – 5640 Captain Cook Hwy Mowbray

5.4 Capital Works Progress for Second Quarter 2021-2022

5.5 Body Worn Camera General Policy

5.6 Public Liability Insurance for Facility Hire and Prescribed Activity Approvals General Policy

5.7 Financial Report February 2022

5.8 Debt General Policy 2022-2023

5.9 Investment General Policy

5.10 Revenue General Policy 2022-2023

5.11 Reserves General Policy

5.12 Rates Financial Hardship Policy

5.13 Concealed Leak Financial Assistance Policy

5.14 Sale of Land for Overdue Rates or Charges – Local Government Regulation 2012 s 140(2)

5.15 Internal Audit Plan for FY2022

6.1 Notice of Motion – Mail Delivery to Cooya Beach

Tuesday 26 April 2022

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 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.

26 April 2022 Ordinary Meeting Unconfirmed Minutes

1 Announcement and Table of Contents

5.1 Consideration of Applicant Representations for Reconfiguration of a Lot (One lot into 39 lots), New Road and Balance Land

5.2 Combined Application for a Material Change of Use for Intense Horticulture and Reconfiguration of a Lot by Lease Agreement for 10 or more years

5.3 Request to Waive Infrastructure Charges on RV Park Approval at Mossman Golf Club – 51 Newell Rd, Newell

5.4 Foreshore Management Plans

5.5 Further Lease to Douglas Shire Community Services Assoc Inc over part of Mossman Shire Hall, Lot 2 on RP706269 Mill Street Mossman

5.6 Expiring Trustee Permit for Marine Rescue Services 2022 Lot 51 SP288958 Wharf St Port Douglas

5.7 Water and Wastewater Quarterly Report January – March 2022

5.8 Financial Report March 2022

5.9 Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2022-2023

5.10 Audit Committee Policy

5.11 Cooya Beach PCN-PH3 Tender Evaluation

5.12 Operational Plan Progress Report for January to March 2022

5.13 Report from the Chief Executive Officer for period January to March 2022

9 Closed Session Table of Contents

Tuesday 31 May 2022

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 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 28 June 2022

An Ordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 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.

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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