Douglas Shire Council is putting out the final call for “Request For Quotations” from businesses for the design and construction of landscaping at the Captain Cook Highway intersection in Port Douglas.
Mayor Julia Leu said while there are conditions attached to the $100,000 the State Government has provided to Council for the landscaping of the intersection roundabout, there is still plenty of scope to create an entrance that reflects the indelible link with our incredible natural environment.
“Historically Port Douglas roundabouts been landscaped with substantial vegetation,” Mayor Leu said.
“The Department of Transport and Main Roads roundabout on the Captain Cook Highway intersection in Port Douglas cannot be landscaped with dense vegetation of height because it must accommodate B-Double trucks, and meet DTMR Safety Criteria.
“However there is opportunity to use the road corridor parallel to the roundabout for new and visually interesting landscaping.
“Also low maintenance, drought tolerant low level vegetation could be considered for use on the roundabout.”
Request For Quotations need to be submitted to Council by 4.30pm on Thursday, September 4.
Once the Request For Quotations have been received, a shortlist of designs will be released by Council for community input.
All of the documents required to respond to the Request for Quotations are available by clicking HERE.