A HUGE capital works budget is right on track with almost $5 million worth of works completed by Douglas Shire Council in the past three months.
Five projects have been completed since July 1 this year and a further 12 are expected to have tools down by the end of November.
Mayor Julia Leu said Council crews have performed exceptionally well to deliver key infrastructure projects across the community.
“These fantastic projects breathe life, inject money and create jobs in the Douglas Shire,” she said.
“Council has completed 25% of these works and is right on track to deliver another record-breaking round of projects.”
“These projects not only pour money into local business, but provide invaluable infrastructure used by everyone.”
Council has a $19 million capital works budget for the current financial year.
Another 16 projects carried over from the previous financial year were finished in time for cyclone season, such as the electronic road closure signs at Foxton Bridge and Anich Bridge, as well as an automatic water level gauge at Barrett Creek.
“This is an excellent result and a testament to the professionalism and methodical way staff dug in to complete the work,” Mayor Leu said.
Port Douglas Sports Centre now has automated irrigation and the Daintree Water Treatment Plant received new turbidity meters under recently completed works.