Barramundi farm hooks land approval for upgrade

COUNCIL has backed the first step in plans to expand operations at a barramundi farm in Wonga Beach.

The operator is proposing a farm expansion by converting two of the existing settlement ponds into 13 new production ponds.

Councillors today approved a change of material use of the land. The associated construction will be undertaken through a subsequent Development Permit for Operational Work.

The land is located north of Wonga Beach on the corner of the Mossman-Daintree and Vixies Roads.

The land supports the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Fish Farm, which includes production and settlement ponds, as well as tourist activities through Hook-a-Barra.

Council sponsors Mossman State High School presentation night

DOUGLAS Shire Council will provide gold sponsorship for the Mossman State High School’s annual presentation night.

Council resolved to provide $500 sponsorship of the awards.

The prestigious event celebrates the achievements of students who have excelled in academic, cultural and sporting areas of their school life.

The annual presentation night will be held on Thursday, October 31.

Rural road re-named

A RURAL road in Mossman sporting a magnificent view has officially been named Splendour Road.

The previously unnamed road, which is located off Syndicate Road, created issues for residents where visitors, delivery trucks and emergency services have found it difficult to find their property.

Council Officers spoke to all landowners who agreed to “Splendour Road”.

The name means magnificent and splendid appearance; grandeur, which landowners say describes the outlook.