A key priority of the Far North Queensland Principal Cycle Network Plan 2016 is to construct a 2.5m wide shared cycleway, connecting Mossman and Newell Beach.

Route: Commencing at the turnoff to Foxton Avenue in Mossman, this route travels down Mossman Daintree Road turning towards Newell Beach at the intersection with Newell Road, concluding at Marine Parade.
Distance: 5.2 kms
Category: Principal Route

Cost of Project

Council has been offered a 50% contribution in total project costs under the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program (CNLGGP).

Total project costs for the detailed design budgeted at $150,000. Funding of $75,000 secured.

Project Updates


Council resolved to support an offer of 50% contribution in total project costs under the Queensland Government’s CNLGGP with Council contributing the additional funds required in its 2020-2021 budget. Read the full report, here.

Officers will also begin the design of the Mossman – Newell Beach by undertaking a feasibility study in preparation for the detailed design phase.


In December, 2018, Council resolved to support a submition to the State Government’s CNLGGP for the detailed design of the North Mossman to Newell Beach principal cycleway.

The application for this project sought 100% funding towards the project’s costs. Read the full report, here.

JUNE, 2017

Department of Transport and Main Roads commissioned the preparation of a Cycle Route Strategy for Port Douglas to Newell Beach. This work included preparing concept plans for each of the identified routes, detailing the type of facility (on or off-road), width and general cross section and the general alignment. Concept plans for Mossman to Newell Beach can be found, here.

Douglas Shire’s Principal Cycle Network 

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


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