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The Mossman Pool is undergoing important rectification and upgrades.

The project has encountered an unexpected set-back with extensive damage found to underground pipes surrounding the pool.  As a result the time-frame of the project has been affected.

The original project scope included re-seal works, replacement of broken tiles, installation of new grandstands, painting and beautification works, and installing of new shade sails and lighting.

Council thanks the public for their patience during this time.

Cost of Project


The upgrades are 100% funded by the Queensland Government’s  COVID-19 Works for Queensland program.

Council funded the repairs through its Capital Works program.

Project Updates


NEW lights, grandstands and recreational areas will greet swimmers when a more inclusive Mossman Pool re-opens on Monday 6 September.

Douglas Shire Council has completed a raft of upgrades and repairs at the popular site just in time for the tropical summer heat.

Council is now taking bookings for lane hire, birthday parties and even Christmas events.  To make the pool more inclusive, Council has also installed stairs and railings into the pool that will support the elderly and those with restricted movement access into the 50m pool. Read the full media release here. 


JULY, 2021

July 1

Repair works are continuing following the discovery of broken underground pipes surrounding the pool. Extensive work is being carried out to replace pipes and concrete pathing. Council will provide an update on the expected re-opening date later in the month. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delay and thank the public for their patience during this time.

JUNE, 2021

June 23

The Mossman Pool re-opening has been delayed due to the discovery of broken pipes underground next to the pool.

Council contractors discovered the damage to the 30-year-old pipes on the grandstand side of the pool.

Workers will now remove the footpath and replace both pipes to ensure no further leaking when the pool is re-filled.

The discovery of the broken pipes allows Council to fix the issue and eliminate potential water loss in future years.

A pool re-opening date will be confirmed next week.

Teams have been busy with the installation of the new all abilities access ramp, installing new grand stands and roofing, new shade sails, repair of pool tiles and reseal works, installation of new lights, upgrades to BBQ area and new concrete paths.

Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delay and thank the public for their patience during this time.

June 10

  • Pool joint sealing is progressing well.
  • Grandstands, patio and swimmers area are all having their roofs replaced.
  • New shade covers have been added to each of the pools.
  • New shade covers and seating have been installed.
  • Improved lighting enabling longer open hours is scheduled to be installed shortly.

APRIL, 2021

NEW lighting will keep the Mossman Pool open for longer when upgrades are competed later this year.

The new outdoor lights, pool repairs and beautification works feature in a $220,000 upgrade to the popular facility.
Douglas Shire Council has started upgrade works at the entrance of the pool, with further upgrades and rectification to start later this month.
The pool will be closed to the public from Monday 17 May 2021 until Friday 18 June 2021. 

MARCH, 2021

Council is installing a new disability access ramp at the entrance to the Mossman Pool. The steps and ramp at the main entrance will be temporarily closed from Monday 8 March while the work is completed.
The pool and caravan park will remain open and is operating as normal.
Access will be available via the ramp to the left of reception.


For more information or if you have any questions, please contact enquiries on 4099 9444 or

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