Council Officers are currently project managing 136 individual capital works projects with a combined value of approximately $34.722 million to be completed by June 2021. Additionally, there are approximately $10.5 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 latest Capital Works progress report HERE

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), an upgrade to Panican Creek culvert and pavement upgrades adjacent…
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…
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,…
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…
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 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…
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

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,…

Foreshore Management Plans

Foreshore Management Plans
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,…
wonga beach vehicles on beach local lawsForeshore Management Plans
June 11, 2020

Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan

Overview Wonga Beach is located north of Mossman with almost 1000 residents. For many years, people have accessed the beach in various vehicles for both recreational and commercial purposes and…

Have Your Say - Open Consultation

CCTV on Front StHave Your Say
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…
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…

Works Notices

STOCK - Speed CushionsPublic NoticesWorks Notice
November 16, 2020

Marlin Drive Road Cushions

Background Douglas Shire Council received a petition for the installation of a traffic control ‘speed bump’ at or close to 30 Marlin Drive, Wonga Beach in September 2018. The petition,…
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,…
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…
Oil Palm RemovalPublic NoticesWorks Notice
November 19, 2020

Tree works notification – Multiple locations on Port Douglas Rd

Suburb: Port Douglas Work date: Monday 23 November, 2020 Description: Oil palm removal and replacement on Port Douglas Road. In September this year, Council received reports of an oil palm…

Completed Projects

Daintree River Crossing Consultation | Completed December, 2020

Port Douglas Sports Complex and Coronation Park Masterplan | 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