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A WALK down memory lane at five well-known locations in Port Douglas has been captured thanks to a Douglas Shire Council grant.

The Douglas Shire Historical Society (DSHS) continues to share local history with the community and visitors through five new photo posts installed earlier this year.

The additional posts are located at Sugar Wharf, St Mary’s Church, Faugh-a-Ballagh train, Clink Theatre and Port Douglas Cemetery.

Douglas Shire Historical Society (DSHS) spokesperson Pam Willis Burden said the group extended the town’s historic walk to 22 photo posts.

“As a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, the Society did not have the funds to have these made,” she said.

“Filling in the application form was challenging, and thankfully great help was kindly provided by the Council’s Grants Officer.”

“Applying for a grant is worth the trouble because if successful, a dream project can be completed.”

Council is encouraging the community to start thinking about applying to the Council’s Grants Program which will open in August this year.

The grants program consists of micro grants worth up to $1000 and major grants of up to $10,000.

People are encouraged to start researching information about Council grants at Council’s website here.

Douglas Shire Council Mayor Michael Kerr said anyone with an idea for a community project or initiative should read the guidelines and consider applying for a grant.

“Our grants program provides a great opportunity for community members to get funding for projects that make a difference,” he said.

“Projects such as the historical society’s new photo posts are a wonderful example of a community-driven initiative made possible by a Council grant.”


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