**Wet Weather Update**
Engagement Sessions moved to Port Douglas Community Hall in Mowbray Street
Due to heavy rainfall and forecast conditions, the Come & Play and Movie Night community engagement sessions will be moved to the Port Douglas Community Hall on Saturday 18 February 2023.
People can come talk to us to learn more about the project and provide their feedback. Session details are below:
- Come and play – Saturday 18 February, 9am-12pm at Port Douglas Community Hall. Come along for ice cream and some fun family activities and games.
- Family movie night – Saturday 18 February, from 5pm at Port Douglas Community Hall. Bring along a picnic basket and rug for a screening of the family movie Moana. We’ll also have live music and face painting. The movie will start at 6:45pm.
We encourage people who live in the Douglas Shire and intend on taking the survey to visit both Jalunbu Park and Reynolds Park to experience the ambience of both sites, before taking the survey. The survey will be open until Friday 3 March 2023.
DOUGLAS Shire Council will ask the community to choose between two potential locations for a splash park in Port Douglas.
Council secured funding to build a splash park and is working towards delivering the project in 2024.
There are two locations being considered – Jalunbu Park behind the Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club and Reynolds Park, on Davidson Street.
Council staff will collect feedback about the preferred location and key features to inform the design during an extensive engagement schedule in February 2023.
Council is also continuing to investigate the community’s appetite for a second public swimming pool.
Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said Council wanted feedback on which location is the best and why.
“We are investigating building an aquatic precinct at one of these locations so we would like the community to tell us their top choice and what features they would like to see,” he said.
“Council will use this information to create a nature-based design and build a zero-depth water play area that reflects our beautiful natural environment and is suitable for a world-class tourism town.”
“We will also be asking the community whether they believe a second public swimming pool is needed and providing further details about anticipated financial impacts on Council’s budgets.”
“Already more than 300 people have registered their interest via Council’s website which is fantastic to see.”
People can register for Port Douglas Aquatic Precinct project updates at a dedicated webpage here: https://douglas.qld.gov.au/port-douglas-splash-park/
Port Douglas Aquatic Precinct Engagement Details
Saturday 18 Feb & Sunday 19 Feb 2023
People can learn more about the project and provide their feedback at one of the upcoming engagement events. You’ll find us by the pink flamingos:
- Come and play – Saturday 18 February, 9am-12pm at Jalunbu Park, corner of Garrick and Mowbray Street.
Come along for an ice cream and some fun family activities and games.
- Family movie night – Saturday 18 February, from 5pm at Reynolds Park
Bring along a picnic basket and rug for a screening of the family movie Moana. We’ll have live music and face painting from 5pm. We’ll start the movie as the sun sets.
- Port Douglas Markets – Sunday 19 February, 8am-1.30pm
Look for our stall at the Sunday markets and come share your feedback and ideas with our team.
For those unable to attend any of the engagement activities in person, there will be an opportunity for people to provide their input via a survey from 17 February 2023.
Questionnaires will be available at Council’s offices and libraries as well as being online. Those registered for updates will receive the survey link directly once it is released.