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DOUGLAS Shire Council’s role in enabling future development has been detailed in a draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan.
The proposed plan, which will be amended into the Douglas Shire Planning Scheme 2018, seeks to reflect future development and desired level of service for the community.
These services include water supply, sewerage, roads, parks and community infrastructure.
Douglas Mayor Julia Leu said it was now time for the public to have their say.
“Public consultation is the absolute key in getting the best out of this plan,” she said.
“This plan gives Council the ability to levy charges or impose trunk infrastructure conditions on future developments.”
“It also explains the costing and timing for delivering key Council services.”
The State Government reviewed the draft LGIP and public submissions can be made to Council until May 14 this year.
Council has applied an Interim Charges Policy for new developments since July 2015.
Priority infrastructure areas include Daintree, Wonga Beach, Newell Beach, Cooya Beach, Mossman and Port Douglas.
“Douglas Shire Council is strategically empowered to manage trunk infrastructure in an efficient and financially sustainable manner,” she said.
“This plan is a key enabler and seeks to get the best for our ratepayers.”

The planning documents can be found HERE


Have your say
Any person may make a written submission to Council on the proposed planning
scheme amendment. Submissions are to:
1. be addressed to the Douglas Shire Council;
2. be in writing and state the name and address of each person making the
3. be signed by each person making the submission (unless the submission is made
4. state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in
support of those grounds; and
5. be received by Council no later than 4.30pm on Monday 14 May 2018.

Submissions can be made by:

Emailing to:
Lodging in person at any of the following Douglas Shire Council offices:
Mossman Office – 64-66 Front Street, Mossman
Port Douglas Hub – 13-29 Mowbray Street, Port Douglas
Posting to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Douglas Shire Council
PO BOX 723
Mossman QLD 4873

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