Council Officers are currently project managing 101 individual capital works projects with a combined value of approximately $25.348 million in the 2022/23 program.

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.

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Works Notices

Works Notice
November 30, 2022

Port Douglas Public Wharf – Closed for Repairs

Planned Maintenance The Port Douglas Public Wharf is located between the Sugar Wharf and the public boat ramp. Douglas Shire Council has contracted Hunter Carpentry to replace the deteriorating timber…
Oak BeachPublic NoticesWorks Notice
November 29, 2022

Works Notice: Captain Cook Highway, south of Oak Beach

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will commence slope stabilisation works on the Captain Cook Highway at two locations south of Oak Beach from Monday 5 December 2022,…
Parker Creek CrossingPublic NoticesWorks Notice
November 17, 2022

Works Notice: Parker Creek Crossing, Mossman

This first stage of the culvert replacement will be completed by mid-December 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting. Following this, crews will remove all equipment from the site and pedestrian…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
November 14, 2022

Tree Works Notification- Leopard Tree on Macrossan Street

Suburb: Port Douglas Work date: TBA -Works delayed due to discovery of nesting birds. Description: One Leopard Tree located on the footpath at the corner of Macrossan and Grant Streets…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
October 13, 2022

Rex Smeal Park Playground Closure

Pirate Ship Playground in Rex Smeal Park Unsafe Douglas Shire Council inspects every playground in the shire regularly for safety and the most recent safety inspection of the playground in…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
October 4, 2022

Works Notice: Captain Cook Highway and Mossman – Mt Molloy Road intersection

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will commence asphalt resurfacing works on the Captain Cook Highway at the intersection of Mossman – Mt Molloy Road. Crews will be…
Other ProjectsWorks Notice

Grant Street Water Main Replacement

Overview Douglas Shire Council has awarded a tender to FGF Developments to replace the pipeline to create a more robust system and reduce maintenance requirements over the next 50 years.Construction…
Reef Park Street LightsPublic NoticesWorks Notice
September 13, 2022

Reef Park – Street Lighting Improvements

Reef Park residents will be pleased to learn Council will be completing Phase Two of the street lighting improvement project. Phase One completed last year, saw the installation of 23…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
September 13, 2022

Works Notice – Alexandra Range Repairs

Douglas Shire Council’s construction team is preparing to do some road repairs on the Alexandra Range commencing Tuesday 4 October 2022. There are eight different repair areas on the northern…
General NewsPublic NoticesWorks Notice
September 7, 2022

Speed Limit Lowered Mossman – Daintree Road

The speed limit on Mossman – Daintree Road will be lowered as part of safety upgrades north of Mossman. The final stages of the ongoing works on Mossman - Daintree…
General NewsWorks Notice
August 4, 2022

Works Notice || Mossman Street

Douglas Shire Council will start renewal of the kerb and channel in Mossman Street, directly behind Mossman Hardware starting Monday 8 August. Work is expected to take approximately six weeks…
ProjectsWorks Notice

Daintree Ferry Five Day Closure – March 2023

The temporary closure for the ferry’s out of water inspection is scheduled for Monday 6 March to Friday 10 March 2023. Ferry services will cease for five days, commencing at…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
June 24, 2022

Alchera Drive road works – Kerb and Channel Renewal Program

Douglas Shire Council will be completing works on Alchera Drive in Mossman from Tuesday 5 July 2022 as part of the Kerb and Channel Renewal Program. Works are are expected…
Works Notice
June 17, 2022

Daintree Ferry Temporary Maintenance Closure – November 2022

The Daintree River Ferry will not operate from 10pm Friday 18 November 2022 until 5am Tuesday 22 November 2022 to allow for important safety maintenance work to be completed. Douglas Shire Council…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
March 25, 2022

Roadworks Notice: Mossman – Daintree Road

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be improving safety on the Mossman - Daintree Road from early April 2022 The $12.4 million works are part of the…
Works Notice
March 10, 2022

Lees Bridge Closed

Douglas Creek Road is closed at the southern end of Lees Bridge to all traffic until further notice.  

Current Major Projects

ProjectsWorks Notice

Daintree Ferry Five Day Closure – March 2023

The temporary closure for the ferry’s out of water inspection is scheduled for Monday 6 March to Friday 10 March 2023. Ferry services will cease for five days, commencing at…
Daintree FerryProjects

Daintree Ferry Infrastructure & Replacement Project

A new ferry and upgrades to approach roads will seek to address the issue of lengthy waiting times at the Daintree Ferry in the peak tourism season. These measures will…
STOCK - Water GardenProjects

Mossman River Intake

Overview SummaryIn 2016, Council undertook a water demand analysis and source options assessment for the Mossman - Port Douglas catchment, which considered various population growth scenarios and demand management strategies.…
Projects

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

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

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…
Aerial of Newell BeachProjects

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…
Green Ant Aventure Playground ConceptProjects

Rex Smeal Park Playground Concept

Overview The Green Ant Adventure Playground would be built entirely in the area under the fig tree, making full use of the shade this magnificent tree provides. This makes the…
Projects

Safe Places Emergency Accommodation

Overview SummarySince 2015, Queensland Police and community service agencies working in the domestic and family violence area have been advocating and working towards providing crisis accommodation in the Douglas Shire.…
STOCK - Water TapProjects

Smart Water Meter Program

Overview SummaryA smart water meter is a digital device that measures, the volume of water passing through the meter, then via a low frequency radio transmitter securely sends data to…
Warners BridgeProjects

Warner Bridge

Overview SummaryThe existing Warner Bridge is a three-span, single lane timber bridge consisting of a timber deck supported by timber girders with an overall length of 24 metres. It has…
Warner Street rosewood trees mid worksProjects

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)…

Other Projects

General NewsOther Projects

Port Douglas Skatepark Replacement

The Port Douglas Skate Park is nearing the end of its life. Douglas Shire Council is preparing concept designs to replace the current park and wants to get feedback from…
Other ProjectsWorks Notice

Grant Street Water Main Replacement

Overview Douglas Shire Council has awarded a tender to FGF Developments to replace the pipeline to create a more robust system and reduce maintenance requirements over the next 50 years.Construction…
Other Projects

Douglas Community Disaster Resilience Strategy

Overview DISASTERS impact all communities in Douglas Shire differently. That is why our Disaster Management Team wants to tap into local knowledge through a series of workshops planned for October…
Other Projects

Douglas Safe Places – Family and Domestic Violence Crisis Accommodation Service Delivery Opportunity

Lodging Interest to Manage Douglas Safe Places Douglas Shire Council has an opportunity available for a community and/or domestic and family violence service provider to manage Douglas Safe Places on…
Other Projects

Gravel Renewal Program 2021/2022

Overview SummaryThe Grading Crew commenced the Gravel Renewal Program on the identified roads with defects and low gravel coverage.  Works include clearing gravel from drains and adjoining fields, road-reshaping and…
Other Projects

Kerb & Channel Renewal 2021/2022

Overview SummaryStage 1:  Mossman Works Depot to Mossman Cemetery, Alchera Drive, Mossman Old deteriorating barrier kerb was replaced with layback kerb and channel along Alchera Drive to FNQROC standards as…
Other Projects

Art Strategy 2017 – 2021 Review

One of the initiatives in Douglas Shire Council’s 2021-22 Operational Plan is a review of the Arts Strategy 2017-2021. The review’s starting point is to invite those people involved in…
STOCK - Aqua FitOther Projects

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…

Completed Projects

Daintree Ferry Northern Ramp Replacement | Completed November 2022

Sugar Wharf Upgrade & Structural Repairs | Completed June 2022

Anichs Bridge Upgrade Projects | Completed April 2022

Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan | Completed April 2022

Newell Beach Foreshore Management Plan | Completed April 2022

Four Mile Beach Foreshore Management Plan | Completed April 2022

Cooya Beach Foreshore Management Plan | Completed April 2022

Oak Beach Foreshore Management Plan | Completed April 2022

Sagiba Avenue, Port Douglas – Pedestrian Bridge | Completed March 2022

Zig Zag Road Pavement and Culvert Upgrade | Completed January 2022

Donovan’s Range Pavement Upgrade | Completed December 2021

Cape Tribulation-Bloomfield Road Pavement And Culvert Upgrade | Completed December 2021

Port Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plan Aerator and Diffuser Replacement | Completed September 2021

Mossman Pool Repairs & Upgrades | Completed August 2021

Killaloe Resource Recovery Centre | Completed August 2021

Multi-purpose Amenities Block For Mossman Showgrounds | July 2021

UV Disinfection Upgrade – Port Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant | July 2021

Pump Station Switchboard Upgrades | Completed April 2021

Upper Daintree Landslip Repair | Completed 2021

Daintree River Crossing Consultation | Completed December 2020

Newell Beach Foreshore Infrastructure Consultation  Completed December 2020

Tara Hills Culvert Upgrade | Completed November 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

Alexandra Range Geotechnical Risk Assessment | Completed August 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