In March 2018, there was a significant landslip above Murphy Street, Port Douglas. Emergency works returned the area to a reasonable level of service within four weeks. Council has since secured disaster recovery funding, which covers “like for like” and will contribute further funding to improve the streetscape to the normal urban standards with the installation of kerb and guttering.

Council has recently gone out to tender for the repair works designed to reduce the risk of future landslips and to promote vegetation re-growth once repairs are completed.

Project Updates


The contractors are on site and works have started with surveys, service location, drainage and wall-footing activities occurring.


Douglas Shire Council has awarded a $2.6 million tender to repair the landslip on Murphy Street to GEO Design Pty Ltd. GEO Design Pty Ltd will start mobilising equipment on site Monday 6 January 2020, with construction activity anticipated to start later next month. Construction is expected by be completed in June 2020. Read the full update. 


Tenders for the Murphy Street landslip repairs were released to the market 1 October 2019 and closed 31 October, 2019. Given the project’s proximity to Macrossan Street and the function of Murphy Street itself, including access to premium holiday accommodation and a pedestrian walking trail to the beach and headlands, high emphasis has been placed on innovative measures in the tenderer’s offer to address community concerns. Read the full update, here.


Summary of findings from community consultation with update on construction schedule, dates, times, noise, dust and potential changes to traffic. This update also includes considerations for suggested design elements and other important topics like drainage, signage and street lighting. Read the full update, here.

Murphy street landslip aerial photo

Community Consultation

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Formal consultation has now closed, for any further feedback please contact Gaye Scott on 0418 793 009 or gaye.scott@douglas.qld.gov.au.

[CLICK HERE] to view details of past consultation


For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Gaye Scott on 0418 793 009 or gaye.scott@douglas.qld.gov.au