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TAI Chi, beach restoration and historic photo posts were among eight community projects to receive funding from Douglas Shire Council.

Council awarded $52,000 towards projects which provide a community benefit under the 2021-22 Major Grants Round.

Other successful projects include a video project for the Mossman Botanic Gardens, a Summer Swing and Cool Jazz performance and workshops, beach hockey sunshade, rainforest regeneration and the Mossman Support Services ‘She Shed’.

Council staff helping at a foreshore re-vegetation project at North Myall Beach in Cape Tribulation in late-2020.

Douglas Shire Council Mayor Michael Kerr said the variety of successful projects was astounding.

“We were really impressed by the quality of grant applications that came in this round,” he said.

“Whether its beach hockey, regeneration projects or swing and jazz workshops, the diversity of community projects put forward was fantastic to see.”

A full list of successful projects is available below:

  • Alexandra Bay Sports Club – Tai Chi For Health Program
  • Daintree Life – Stage 2 Beach Restoration Planting Myall Beach North, Cape Tribulation
  • Douglas Historical Society – Five Additional Historic Photo posts in Port Douglas
  • Douglas Hockey Association – Beach Hockey Player and Spectator Sunshade Marquee
  • QLD-Youth Orchestra – Summer Swing and Cool Jazz: QYO Big Band interactive performances and workshops
  • Mossman Botanic Garden – “Many Voices” video project for the Mossman Botanic Garden launch
  • Mossman Community Centre – Mossman Support Services – She Shed
  • Rainforest Rescue – Re-generating our World Heritage Daintree Rainforest Project


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