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New Council Notes Election Results

A quadrennial Local Government Election was held on 16 March 2024. The Electoral Commission of Queensland has declared the results of the polls and the election is officially concluded.

The following people were declared duly elected for the Offices of Mayor and Councillors:

  • Mayor Lisa Scomazzon
  • Councillor Abigail Noli
  • Councillor Damian Meadows
  • Councillor Michael Rees
  • Councillor Roy Zammataro

Yesterday the newly elected Councillors noted the results provided by the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

Cr Zammataro Appointed as Deputy Mayor

Previous Councillor and active community member Roy Zammataro was elected as Douglas Shire Council’s Deputy Mayor during the Post Election Meeting held in Mossman Yesterday.

Cr Zammataro was one of four Councillors officially sworn into office at a ceremony held on Monday 8 April 2024.

More than 60 community members attended the event which began with a smoking ceremony held by Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre Members.

Cr Meadows was elected Deputy Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG), bringing with 19 years’ experience of sitting on the LDMG while Mayor Scomazzon was elected as Chair.

Council Meeting Dates for 2024

 Council resolved to hold Ordinary Council Meetings on the last Tuesday of every month for the remainder of 2024.

The next meeting with be held at 10am on Tuesday, April 30

Click here to visit the Council Agenda and Minutes page

Council Endorses WISER Application

The National Water Grid’s Water Infrastructure for Sustainable and Efficient Regions (WISER) funding initiative aims to improve water security, while being economically and environmentally responsible.

Yesterday Council endorsed the application for grant funding from the National Water Grid’s WISER fund in partnership with the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water for an alternative Mossman Water Intake.

Senior staff from the State and Federal Government visited Douglas in late February to better understand the Shires water constraints and the need for the second intake.

The Mossman intake consists of a:

  • New intake from the Mossman river
  • New clarification process units
  • Low and high lift pump stations
  • New pipeline to the Mossman water treatment plant

This project is estimated to cost $16.4M. Council has committed $6.4M towards this project. Council is seeking $5M from the Qld State Government and $5M from the National Water Grid to support this project.

Council will continue to focus on leak detection, network optimisation, community engagement and demand management, along with this capital project to ensure the ongoing water security for the Douglas community.

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