A POPULAR local video series continues to shine the spotlight on Douglas Shire’s quiet achievers.

The G’day Port Douglas Daintree’s “3 Minutes With a Local” project this week published its 26th video, featuring Simone with her Prince at Rocky Point Beach.

The project was created by producers Chris Beckwith and Can Kara, in conjunction with the Douglas Shire Council, FAB FM, and Newsport, with footage by Mac Zimmer and music by Kiki Courtidis.

Meet Simone and her Prince

Mr Beckwith said the videos celebrated the region’s unsung heroes.

“As we head towards Australia Day 2021, we consider the people in our community who make up the Douglas Shire,” he said.

“The G’day Port Douglas Daintree project highlights just a few who make a difference by contributing to our wonderful lifestyle.

“These quiet achievers are not usually formally recognised, but they certainly show the spirit to our Community, making it a better place to live.”

Since it was launched in July last year, the videos have received more than 11,000 views via its YouTube channel.

The series features a wide range of Douglas Shire locals such as Charlie the ferry man, Shane the butcher and our top cop Sergeant Meadows.

Click on the G’day Port Douglas Daintree Youtube Channel to meet them.

Douglas Shire Council will host a COVID-safe Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony at the Port Douglas Community Hall on Tuesday 26 January.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions,  both events will be restricted to award winners, new citizens and their families and friends.

Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre will cook the free barbecue breakfast from 7.30am.

Free BBQ Breakfast