Council Officers are currently project managing 149 individual capital works projects with a combined value of approximately $25 million. Additionally, there are approximately $20 million in disaster recovery projects currently under management.

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 2020-21 Annual Budget & Operational Plan here HERE

Current Major Projects

Craiglie Reservoir roof replacementProjects
February 18, 2020

Craiglie Reservoir Upgrade

Overview SummaryCraiglie Reservoir will undergo a major upgrade involving new roofing system that features new columns, rafters, purlins and roof sheeting. It will also receive a new internal painting system…
Daintree FerryHave Your SayProjects
January 23, 2020

Daintree River Crossing Consultation

Overview The current Daintree ferry contract is due to expire 30 June 2021. Following a tender process that drew international attention, Douglas Shire Council resolved to allow the Chief Executive…
Mossman Pool and Caravan Park Masterplan artist impressionProjects
September 9, 2019

Mossman Caravan Park & Pool Master Plan

Overview Mossman Pool and Caravan Park on Park Street, Mossman are over 30 years old and currently managed by Douglas Shire Council. Council is conducting a review of both facilities…
Projects
July 17, 2019

Murphy Street Landslip Repairs

Overview In March 2018, there was a significant landslip above Murphy Street, Port Douglas. Emergency works returned the area to a reasonable level of service within four weeks. Council has…
Projects
August 28, 2020

Newell Beach Foreshore Community Consultation

Overview SummaryThis project is focussed on the area of the Newell Beach Esplanade which starts at the public BBQ facilities in the north, adjacent the property at 60 Marine Parade,…
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…
Ponzo RdProjects
January 21, 2020

Ponzo Road Landslip Repairs

Overview During periods of heavy and prolonged rainfall during the 2018-19 wet season, two landslips occurred at Ponzo Rd, Shannonvale. The landslips, which are about 30 metres apart, occurred on…
port douglas sport ground aerialProjects
July 1, 2020

Port Douglas Sports Complex & Coronation Park Master Plan

Overview SummaryThe Port Douglas Sports Complex and Coronation Park Master Plan project is designed to assist Council in future planning for sports infrastructure using an evidence-based approach. The Master Plan…
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 CBD to Mossman Gorge Centre via a share cycleway. This project will…
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…
wonga beach vehicles on beach local lawsProjects
June 11, 2020

Vehicles On Beaches General Policy

Overview The intent of the Vehicle On Beaches General Policy is to outline the circumstances in which Council may approve motor vehicles driving onto beaches in the Shire. Whilst the…
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 zero depth splash park in Port Douglas.Cost of ProjectTBA Project Updates OCTOBER, 2020 Douglas Shire Council…

Have Your Say - Open Consultation

Daintree FerryHave Your SayProjects
January 23, 2020

Daintree River Crossing Consultation

Overview The current Daintree ferry contract is due to expire 30 June 2021. Following a tender process that drew international attention, Douglas Shire Council resolved to allow the Chief Executive…
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 zero depth splash park in Port Douglas.Cost of ProjectTBA Project Updates OCTOBER, 2020 Douglas Shire Council…

Works Notices

Junior play unit at George Davis ParkPublic NoticesWorks Notice
October 21, 2020

George Davis Park maintenance | Closed 27 October – 13 November

As we gear up for the Summer holiday fun, its time for George Davis Park in Mossman to undergo necessary repairs and maintenance. The park will be closed to the…
road worksPublic NoticesWorks Notice
October 7, 2020

Road Works in Port Douglas – 12 October to 28 October 2020

Douglas Shire Council will be doing asphalt work on eleven roads in Port Douglas between Monday 12 October through to Wednesday 28 October – weather permitting. Teamsters Close - 12…

Completed Projects

Macrossan St Garden Bed Upgrades | Completed September 2020

Teamsters Park Upgrade | Completed September 2020

Whyanbeel Causeway Upgrade | Completed August 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