NEW timber bridge decking will be installed across a creek north of the Daintree River under a bumper $6.8 million in Civil Works spending.
Douglas Shire Council has committed $115,000 to replace the pedestrian bridge decking at Hutchinson Creek after concerns were raised by residents.
Mayor Julia Leu said the new crossing would improve safety for school kids.
“Residents are concerned about school kids having nowhere to cross and this will revitalise a crossing that has been out of action for some time,” she said.
“That roadway is too narrow for children to be crossing so I have no doubt this will be a welcomed project for the people of Diwan.”
Council is also spending $3m on the Noah Creek Bridge renewal, Diggers Bridge Replacement Project ($2.68m), Upper Daintree Rd culvert renewal ($270,000) and
$250,000 on the gravel re-sheet program.
“Council has locked in a strong collection of essential works that meets the needs of our residents,” Mayor Leu said.
“This $16.49m capital works expenditure, which is the second highest this Council has delivered, has something for everyone.”