Council Officers are currently project managing 155 individual capital works projects with a combined value of approximately $36.643 million, with an expected $22.938M or 132 projects to be completed by 30 June 2021. In the 2020/21 financial year, Council has completed 41 projects and expended or committed $14.242M to the market.

Below is a collection of Douglas Shire Council’s key projects. Council endeavours to provide timely updates and opportunities for you to have your say. To participate, click on the project or activity you are interested in. Your feedback will help inform and influence the decisions we make.

View the latest Capital Works progress report HERE

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Current Major Projects

Cape Tribulation-Bloomfield Road Pavement and Culvert UpgradeProjects
November 12, 2020

Cape Tribulation-Bloomfield Road Pavement and Culvert Upgrade

Overview SummaryThe project includes design and construction of culvert and pavements upgrades to problematic sections of Cape Tribulation-Bloomfield Road (CTBR). Officers are working towards delivering an upgrade to Panican Creek…
Donovan Range, north of Cape TribulationProjects
November 12, 2020

Donovan Range Pavement Upgrade

Overview SummaryDonovan Range, located on the Cape Tribulation-Bloomfield Road (Bloomfield Track),  is susceptible to damage during the wet season and requires continual maintenance. Douglas Shire Council will complete minor earthworks,…
Killaloe Transfer Station - Slab Pour (3)Projects
February 9, 2021

Killaloe Transfer Station – Recovery Centre

Overview A new Resource Recovery Centre is being built at the Killaloe Transfer Station. The new shed is a multi-purpose facility for domestic and commercial waste disposal whilst housing an…
Mossman Pool and Caravan Park Masterplan artist impressionProjects
September 9, 2019

Mossman Caravan Park & Pool Master Plan

Overview Mossman Pool & Caravan Park on Park Street in Mossman is over 30 years old, and currently managed by Douglas Shire Council. Council has reviewed the facility and has…
ProjectsWorks Notice
April 13, 2021

Mossman Pool Repairs & Upgrades

Overview SummaryThe Mossman Pool will receive important rectification and upgrades from April to June 2021. Douglas Shire Council is engaging local contractors to re-seal and replace broken tiles, with rectification…
Projects
September 4, 2019

Noah Creek Bridge Replacement

Overview Noah Creek Bridge is located on the Cape Tribulation Road between Cape Tribulation and Thornton Beach and was built by the US Army Corp of Engineers during the Second…
Mountain bike rider on beachProjects
November 15, 2019

Principal Cycle Network

Overview The Queensland Cycle Strategy 2017-2027 sets the strategic direction for cycling in Queensland over the next 10 years, detailing the priorities and action areas. The Queensland Department of Transport…
Mossman Gorge Road principal cycle networkProjects
December 11, 2019

Principal Cycle Network – Mossman CBD to Mossman Gorge

Overview 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…
Mossman to Cooya Beach Principal Cycle NetworkProjects
January 23, 2020

Principal Cycle Network – Mossman to Cooya Beach

Overview A key priority of the Far North Queensland Principal Cycle Network Plan 2016 is to construct a shared cycleway, connecting Mossman and Cooya Beach. A shared cycleway from from…
Aerial of Newell BeachProjects
January 23, 2020

Principal Cycle Network – Mossman to Newell Beach

Overview 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…
Sugar Wharf AerialProjects
November 14, 2019

Sugar Wharf Upgrade & Structural Repairs

Overview The historic Sugar Wharf building in Port Douglas will receive  structural repairs and upgrades including the construction of new toilet facilities as well as new fans and new track…
Upper Daintree landslipsProjects
January 21, 2020

Upper Daintree Road Landslip Repair

Overview Due to damage sustained during flooding events in January 2019, Douglas Shire Council will be completing restoration works to repair a landslip at Upper Daintree. The project involves stabilising…
Warner Street rosewood trees mid worksProjects
June 12, 2019

Warner Street Upgrade

Overview Douglas Shire Council is conducting targeted operational works in Warner Street. Newly installed Water Sensitive Urban Design drainage will significantly reduce water pooling (which occurs almost all year round)…
Have Your SayProjects
October 15, 2020

Year-Round Safe Swimming Area for Port Douglas

Overview SummaryDouglas Shire Council is continuing its investigation into a public swimming pool and splash park in Port Douglas.Cost of ProjectTBA Project Updates DECEMBER, 2020 A detailed report about the…
Zig Zag TrackProjects
November 12, 2020

Zig Zag Road Pavement and Culvert Upgrade

Overview SummaryLocated near Degarra and Wujal Wujal, Zig Zag Road is a dirt road with unsealed culvert crossings. The track is subject to flooding during wet weather and requires continual…

Other Projects

Mossman Show rides at the Mossman ShowgroundsOther Projects
February 9, 2021

Multi-purpose amenities block for Mossman Showgrounds

Overview The Mossman Show Association secured a $498,700 grant through the Queensland State Government’s Show Societies Grants Program to design and build a new amenities block at the Mossman Showgrounds.…
STOCK - Aqua FitOther Projects
February 1, 2021

Active Douglas – Sports and Active Recreation strategy

Overview SummaryA Sports and Active Recreation Strategy provides a comprehensive evidence-based approach to the delivery of sport and active recreation facilities.  The strategy is important in shaping the future of…
UV DIsinfection System - PDWWTPOther Projects
January 20, 2021

UV Disinfection Upgrade – Port Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant

Overview SummaryCouncil is replacing the existing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system with new technology. The existing UV disinfection system, used to kill residual bacteria in the last stage of wastewater treatment,…
CCTV on Front StOther Projects
November 11, 2020

Streetscape Improvement Plan, Mossman

Douglas Shire Council wants to prepare a Mossman Streetscape Improvement Plan, focusing on both sides of Front Street between Woolworths and Cairns Hardware. To provide a starting point  in the…

Foreshore Management Plans

Oak BeachForeshore Management PlansHave Your Say
March 31, 2021

Oak Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Overview Douglas Shire Council is developing a Foreshore Management Plan for Oak Beach. It is one of five foreshore plans being developed; the others being Wonga Beach, Newell Beach, Cooya…
Foreshore Management PlansHave Your Say
March 31, 2021

Cooya Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Overview Douglas Shire Council is developing a Foreshore Management Plan for Cooya Beach. It is one of five foreshore plans being developed; the others being Wonga Beach, Newell Beach, Four…
Foreshore Management PlansHave Your Say
March 30, 2021

Four Mile Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Overview Douglas Shire Council is developing a Foreshore Management Plan for Four Mile Beach. It is one of five foreshore plans being developed; the others being Wonga Beach, Newell Beach,…
Foreshore Management PlansHave Your Say
August 28, 2020

Newell Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Overview When talking to the Newell Beach community about foreshore infrastructure, we found that many in the community were concerned about vegetation degradation along the beach.  Residents wanted better protection…
STOCK - Sustainable FishingForeshore Management PlansHave Your Say
June 11, 2020

Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Overview Following on from a community consultation process in 2018, Council adopted an Interim Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan which set out the conditions whereby residents could drive ATVs on…

Have Your Say - Open Consultation

Oak BeachForeshore Management PlansHave Your Say
March 31, 2021

Oak Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Overview Douglas Shire Council is developing a Foreshore Management Plan for Oak Beach. It is one of five foreshore plans being developed; the others being Wonga Beach, Newell Beach, Cooya…
Foreshore Management PlansHave Your Say
March 31, 2021

Cooya Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Overview Douglas Shire Council is developing a Foreshore Management Plan for Cooya Beach. It is one of five foreshore plans being developed; the others being Wonga Beach, Newell Beach, Four…
Foreshore Management PlansHave Your Say
March 30, 2021

Four Mile Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Overview Douglas Shire Council is developing a Foreshore Management Plan for Four Mile Beach. It is one of five foreshore plans being developed; the others being Wonga Beach, Newell Beach,…
Have Your SayProjects
October 15, 2020

Year-Round Safe Swimming Area for Port Douglas

Overview SummaryDouglas Shire Council is continuing its investigation into a public swimming pool and splash park in Port Douglas.Cost of ProjectTBA Project Updates DECEMBER, 2020 A detailed report about the…
Foreshore Management PlansHave Your Say
August 28, 2020

Newell Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Overview When talking to the Newell Beach community about foreshore infrastructure, we found that many in the community were concerned about vegetation degradation along the beach.  Residents wanted better protection…
STOCK - Sustainable FishingForeshore Management PlansHave Your Say
June 11, 2020

Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Overview Following on from a community consultation process in 2018, Council adopted an Interim Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan which set out the conditions whereby residents could drive ATVs on…

Works Notices

Rocky Point culvertPublic NoticesWorks Notice
April 14, 2021

Culvert replacement at Rocky Point

Douglas Shire Council will be replacing a damaged culvert on Mossman-Daintree Road from Monday 19 April 2021. The works will include: Earthworks for removing existing pipe culvert and pit Roadworks…
STOCK - line-markingPublic NoticesWorks Notice
April 13, 2021

Safety upgrades, Captain Cook Highway, Mossman

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is commencing construction works on Captain Cook Highway (CCH) in Mossman from Monday 19 April 2021, weather permitting. These works are part…
ProjectsWorks Notice
April 13, 2021

Mossman Pool Repairs & Upgrades

Overview SummaryThe Mossman Pool will receive important rectification and upgrades from April to June 2021. Douglas Shire Council is engaging local contractors to re-seal and replace broken tiles, with rectification…
STOCK - Road surveyorsGeneral NewsPublic NoticesWorks Notice
March 31, 2021

Surveyors at Daintree Ferry crossing

Douglas Shire Council would like to advise motorists travelling on the Daintree Ferry to take care and be mindful of surveyors who will be in the area from Wednesday 7…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
March 25, 2021

Daintree River Ferry dredging works

Dredging works to the Daintree River Ferry channel is currently occurring from 9pm to the early morning every day until Wednesday 31 March. Minor delays may be experienced for those…
Warner St rosewood healthPublic NoticesWorks Notice
March 23, 2021

UPDATE: Rosewood trees on Warner St

An independent arborist report, commissioned by Douglas Shire Council, has discovered some of the rosewood trees located on Warner Street were likely poisoned. Council has sent samples taken from the…
STOCK - Shade SailsPublic NoticesWorks Notice
March 18, 2021

Shade sail cleaning and inspection

Douglas Shire Council contractors will start removing shade sails for maintenance from Monday 22 March, 2021. The shade sails will be cleaned and assessed for their condition before they are…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
March 12, 2021

Works Notice || Cooya Beach Road Intersection upgrade & Junction Creek Bridge Construction

Douglas Shire Council will be carrying out works for two projects starting in the week of March 14.  The works for both projects have been coordinated to run at the…
Mossman Pool & Caravan Park worksMossman PoolPublic NoticesWorks Notice
March 8, 2021

Mossman Pool Access upgrades

Council is installing a new disability access ramp at the entrance to the Mossman Pool. The steps and ramp at the main entrance will be temporarily closed from Monday 8…
STOCK - Road Work - asphaltPublic NoticesWorks Notice
March 5, 2021

Road works – Port Douglas & Cooya Beach

Douglas Shire Council will be doing asphalt work on three roads in the Mossman-Port Douglas areas from Monday 8 March to Wednesday 10 March – weather permitting The three roads are:-…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
February 15, 2021

TMR Roadworks Notice: Electrical works – Captain Cook Highway Mossman

Electrical works will be carried out as part of a lighting upgrade along Captain Cook Highway (CCH) in Mossman, near Maxwell Street South to the Mossman Motel Entrance from February…
STOCK - Street LightingWorks Notice
January 29, 2021

Reef Park Street Lighting

Douglas Shire Council will be improving street lighting in Reef Park with the installation of 57 new street lights in: Agincourt Street Jewel Close Opal Street Ribbon Avenue Undine Street…
Oil Palm RemovalWorks Notice
January 28, 2021

Tree works notification – Multiple locations on Port Douglas Rd

Suburb: Port Douglas Work date: Friday 29 January, 2021 Description: Oil palm removal on Port Douglas Road. The canopy is completely dead and has no new growth. The risk is…
Great Barrier Reef Drive Port DouglasPublic NoticesWorks Notice
January 8, 2021

TMR Roadworks Notice: Slope rehabilitation and geotechnical works

UPDATE:  JANUARY 2021  The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will commence slope rehabilitation and geotechnical works on the Captain Cook Highway (CCH) from mid-January 2021, weather permitting at…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
November 30, 2020

ROADWORKS NOTICE: Captain Cook Highway between Port Douglas and Mossman

DEPARTMENT of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is progressing works on the $2.4 million package of safety treatments along Captain Cook Highway (CCH) between Port Douglas and Mossman. This project,…
road worksPublic NoticesWorks Notice
November 20, 2020

Road works notice: Alchera Drive, Mossman

Douglas Shire Council will be repairing sections of the road on Alchera Drive, Mossman from Tuesday 24 November, 2020 until Monday 30 November, 2020 Heavy machinery will be operating on…

Completed Projects

Daintree River Crossing Consultation | Completed December, 2020

Newell Beach Foreshore Infrastructure Consultation  Completed December 2020

Port Douglas Sports Complex and Coronation Park Masterplan | Completed November 2020

Craiglie Reservoir Roof Replacement | Completed November 2020

Murphy Street Landslip Repairs | Completed October 2020

Macrossan St Garden Bed Upgrades | Completed September 2020

Teamsters Park Upgrade | Completed September 2020

Whyanbeel Causeway Upgrade | Completed August 2020

Ponzo Road Landslip Repairs | Completed June 2020

Diggers Pedestrian Bridge & Re-vegetation Project  | Completed July 2020

Playground Renewal Program | Completed June 2020

Poletti’s Bridge Replacement  | Completed January, 2020

Port Douglas Waterfront South Precinct Master Plan | Completed November, 2019

Port Douglas Water Supply Reservoir | Completed November, 2018