Residents and visitors throughout the Douglas Shire will benefit from almost $2 million in Council-initiated capital works projects to be funded by the State Government.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad yesterday wrote to Mayor Julia Leu to inform Council that all projects proposed were successful under the State Government’s 2016-17 Works For Queensland program.
Mayor Leu said the 12 projects put forward by Council were a good mix of exciting new tourism infrastructure and important upgrades of vital community assets.
“Council had a short period of time to put together our funding submission and I’m delighted the State Government has recognised the benefits of investing in these assets,” Mayor Leu said.
“We’re very much looking forward to now getting on with the job of delivering these new projects for our communities, on top of our record capital works program.”
The successful projects were:
Completion of Flagstaff Hill Walking Track – $550,000
Killaloe & Cow Bay Transfer Station Upgrade – $285,000
Kulki National Park intersection upgrade – $250,000
Mossman footpath renewal program – $200,000
Cape Tribulation traffic calming & drainage works – $150,000
Teamster’s Park upgrade for RV parking – $150,000
North side toilets for Daintree Ferry – $120,000
Maintenance &resheeting of Zig Zag Track – $80,000
Automated irrigation at Port Douglas Sports Complex – $75,000
Refurbish Port Douglas Sports Complex exterior – $60,000
Upgrade electrical system at Victor Crees Memorial Building – $50,000
Refurbish Port Douglas Sports Complex toilets & changerooms – $40,000
Mayor Leu said all projects are scheduled for completion by November 2017.
“I’d like to congratulate the State Government for recognising the economic and community benefits of these projects,” Mayor Leu said.
“The completion of the Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail, the improvements to tourism infrastructure in the Daintree and the upgrade of Teamster’s Park to accommodate RVs in particular further support our local tourism industry and create further economic development opportunities for our Shire.”