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DOUGLAS Shire Council has ordered a detailed review of Port Douglas Carnivale to improve the event for 25th Anniversary celebrations next year.
Carnivale revellers, local businesses and residents have been called on to shape the event’s future after a successful festival last month.
Mayor Julia Leu said Council was keen to gauge what the community wants from Carnivale before planning for 2019.
“The Carnivale weekend was a huge success and exceeded Council’s expectations, producing an event filled buzz and excitement” she said.
“This iconic festival will reach a truly historic moment next year so it is crucial we get honest feedback about what our residents, business and visitors want from the event.”
A survey is available on Council’s website and Facebook page.



Survey respondents could win a GBR Reef trip valued at over $800.
The 2018 event was the first time Council organised and ran the event.
“This is a real opportunity to improve an event that has stood the test of time,” Mayor Leu said.
“Last weekend was a fantastic reminder of what our beautiful region has to offer.
“I encourage everyone to complete this survey and have your say on this festival’s future.”
Council would like to thank the public and participants for their continued support.
Fundraising over the weekend saw money go to Douglas Shire community groups such as Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre, Port Douglas Artists Group, Port Douglas State School, Port Douglas Crocs AFL Club and Mossman SES.
The survey is available here:


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