Historical Society gets old shed
AN old SES Shed in Port Douglas will now store historical artefacts and records.
Douglas Shire Historical Society was granted a trustee lease to use the Wharf Street shed for an office and storeroom.
Mayor Julia Leu said the shed would allow the group to hold meetings and provide secure storage for the society.
“This will help the group grow their impressive catalogue of historic items that tells the Douglas Shire story,” she said.
“The group’s collections have outgrown their space upstairs at the old shire hall in Mossman and this is an ideal solution.”
DSHS has also committed to improving the shed.
Council refines environmental focus
DOUGLAS Shire Council has formalised its commitment to avoiding waste and pollutants by adopting an Environmental (Council Operations) General Policy.
The Policy commits Council to preparing rigorous planning to further embed environmental considerations into day-to-day operations.
Council will continue to display strong leadership to further protect and preserve the natural environment.
Council pushes ahead of budget
DOUGLAS Shire Council’s strong financial performance continues push the organisation ahead of budget forecasts.
The latest financial report states operating revenue is eclipsing expectations by $1.1 million.
The operating expenditure is under budget by $980,000, creating an impressive $6.3m operating surplus – $2.1m ahead of the 2017/18 budget forecasts as of March 31 this year.