Council will transfer $145,000 worth of capital works savings to complete emergency repairs to the water main supplying Newell Beach.

Douglas Shire Council resolved to repair a significant rupture that was discovered 1.5 metres below the bed of Carson Creek, next to Mossman-Daintree Rd.

Crews will connect to the water main away from the creek and lay a new 150mm poly pipe adjacent to the road and across the top of the culvert passing the creek.

The damaged pipe was installed in the 1960s.

Read the full Council report here.