Overview

Summary

A key priority of the Far North Queensland Principal Cycle Network Plan 2016 is to connect Mossman township to Mossman Gorge Centre via a shared pathway for pedestrians, cyclists and those using mobility scooters.

This project will be delivered in four stages with the final stage, planned for beyond 2022, to extend the shared pathway through to the Mossman Gorge Aboriginal Community.

Route: This route starts at the intersection of Captain Cook Highway and Johnston Road and finishes at the Mossman Gorge Community.
Distance: 3.6 kms
Category: Iconic Recreational

Project Updates

The Mossman CBD to Mossman Gorge shared pathway will be delivered in four stages:

STAGE 1 – Mossman CBD to Kubirri Aged Care Centre

Cost of Project
This stage was funded under the 2019-2020 Works for Queensland Program.

Project Overview
A shared cycleway from Front Street, Mossman (Captain Cook Highway), along Johnston Street to Kubirri Aged Care Centre has been completed.

Project Updates
Construction on Stage 1 was completed in June, 2019.

STAGE 2 – Kubirri Aged Care Centre to Good Shepherd Retirement Village including Pedestrian Bridge over Marrs Creek

Cost of Project
Estimated construction costs for a pedestrian/cycle bridge and shared cycleway is $1.15 million.

Project Overview
Council will connect Kubirri Aged Care Centre to the Good Shepherd Retirement Village and residences on Gorge Road with a shared 670-metre concrete pathway with street lighting and drainage.

This stage includes the construction of a pedestrian/cycle bridge downstream of the vehicle bridge. It will be an independent structure, offset from the existing vehicle bridge.

Project Updates
January 2021 – Application is currently being prepared for Round Five of the Federal Government’s Building Better Region Fund which closes 5 March 2021. The Federal Government is expected to announce successful applications mid 2021. Under the Building Better Region Fund, Council will need to contribute at least 10% towards the cost of the project.

November, 2019 – Application for Grant Funding of $920,000 unsuccessful.

October, 2019 – Detailed design and technical specifications completed awaiting grant funding.

STAGE 3 – Good Shepherd Retirement Village to Mossman Gorge Centre

Cost of Project
Estimated construction costs for the shared pathway is budgeted at $975,000

Project Overview
Douglas Shire Council will construct a 1.54 km shared pathway connecting Good Shepherd Retirement Village to Mossman Gorge Centre. It will include street lighting, draining and pedestrian crossovers.

Project Updates
January 2021 – Application is currently being prepared for Round Five of the Federal Government’s Building Better Region Fund which closes 5 March 2021. The Federal Government is expected to announce successful applications mid 2021. Under the Building Better Region Fund, Council will need to contribute at least 10% towards the cost of the project.

November, 2019 – Council applied for Grant Funding of $780,000

October, 2019 – Detailed design and technical specifications completed awaiting grant funding.

Douglas Shire’s Principal Cycle Network

For a overview of the Douglas Shire Principal Cycle Network, click here.

Enquiries

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