Project Updates

Council Officers are currently project managing a $16.7 million dollar capital works program for the 2023/24 financial year.

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

Works Notices

Works Notice
April 8, 2024

Work Notice – Replacing Water Mains at Atherton and Jones Streets Mossman

Details Council contractors will be replacing the water mains along the length of Atherton and Jones Streets in Mossman. This is to improve reliability of the existing system. There will…
General NewsWorks Notice
April 2, 2024

Work Notice – Junction Road Rising Sewer Main

Contractors are replacing the rising sewer main on Junction Road. Traffic control will be used while works take place. Junction Road will go down to one lane from early April…
Works Notice
March 6, 2024

Drainage and turf installation at Little Cove

Contractors are completing an urgent drainage and resurfacing project at Little Cove, Port Douglas. Over the past two weeks numerous springs have appeared and saturated the wedding area. While the…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
February 27, 2024

Macrossan Street Decorative Lighting

Underground conduits and cabling needs to be installed before Council plan to install fairy lights in trees along Macrossan Street can progress. To do this safely, a contractor will be…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
February 19, 2024

Whyanbeel Wonga Beach Rocky Point Water Network supply disruptions.

There is a water leak on the water main adjacent Lombardi Bridge Whyanbeel Road. The reticulation team are scheduling equipment and supplies to conduct repairs. Disruptions to supply in the…
General NewsWorks Notice
January 18, 2024

Poinciana Street, Cooya Beach Water Main Replacement

Replacing Water Mains From Monday 22 January 2024 Details Council contractors will be replacing the water mains along the length of Poinciana Street in Cooya Beach. This is to improve…
General NewsWorks Notice
December 24, 2023

Water update

WATER SUPPLY UPDATE – as of 10am 24/12 Residents in Mossman, Newell Beach and Cooya Beach are being urged to continue conserving water this morning as flow rates are increased…
General NewsPublic NoticesWorks Notice
December 12, 2023

Christmas Party cancelled, services closing

The Douglas Christmas Street Party, scheduled for this Friday, has been cancelled due to Tropical Cyclone Jasper and subsequent heavy rains forecast. Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said the cancellation…
Daintree FerryGeneral NewsPublic NoticesWorks Notice
December 11, 2023

Cyclone forces ferry closure

The Daintree River ferry will be closed from Tuesday afternoon as the shire prepares for Tropical Cyclone Jasper. The Cairns Harbour Master has activated an extreme weather alert and has…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
December 4, 2023

Stormwater drainage upgrade in Mowbray Street

UPDATE - 7 December 2023:  Mowbray Street, Port Douglas has re-opened for public use. UPDATE - 4 December 2023:  The Road closure and works will continue until close of business…
Daintree FerryGeneral NewsPublic NoticesWorks Notice
November 24, 2023

Daintree River Ferry safety upgrade complete

Residents and tourists can look forward to a safer and more reliable Daintree River Ferry following the completion of a crucial upgrade. The ferry returns to its normal operating hours…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
November 3, 2023

Potential water Service pressure variations – Captain Cook Highway

Douglas Shire Council contractors will be conducting maintenance work on water mains from Mossman to Port Douglas between 6 November and 1 December. This work may affect water pressure between…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
November 2, 2023

Water Supply Interruption | Friday 3 November, 12pm to 3pm

As part of the Warner Street upgrade, Douglas Shire Council is in the midst of replacing critical infrastructure in Port Douglas. This work will require a three-hour shut down for…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
October 31, 2023

Pruning of Rosewood Trees – Monday 6 November & Tuesday 7 November

Planned Pruning of Rosewood Douglas Shire Council will be pruning the Rosewood Trees in Warner Street, between Grant and Owen Streets, 6th and 7th November. The pruning is part of…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
October 19, 2023

Upgrade of Flagstaff Hill Walking Track

Temporary Closure - Northern Section - 13 November to 8 December 2023 Douglas Shire Council will be upgrading one of the shire’s most popular walking tracks over the next few…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
October 19, 2023

Construction and Installation of New Lights at Coronation Park

Douglas Shire Council was successful in obtaining funding for the replacement of the field sports lighting at Coronation Park (Mossman Showgrounds). The contractor, GMH, will be installing four new 27-metre…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
October 16, 2023

Street Light Improvements – Reef Street & Barrier Street.

Overview: Additional new streetlights will be installed along Reef Street and Barrier Street, Port Douglas as shown below.  There will be  12 new lights on Barrier Street and four new…
Daintree FerryGeneral NewsPublic NoticesWorks Notice
October 10, 2023

Search for new ferry supplier/operator underway

Douglas Shire Council is undergoing a nationwide search to potentially find the next supplier and/or operator of the Daintree River Ferry. The Expressions of Interest (EOI) process was advertised over…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
September 27, 2023

Mossman Pump Track Closed for Refurbishment from 16 October

Refurbishment of the Mossman Pump Track at George Davis Park on Foxton Ave is scheduled to start Monday 16 October.  The refurbishment is being done by Papillon Landscapes who estimate…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
September 26, 2023

Aerial Hiptage surveys – October 2023

Council's biosecurity team and Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service Mossman will be conducting aerial Hiptage surveys in October. This will involve low-level operations in a helicopter around Mossman and surrounds…
Daintree FerryGeneral NewsPublic NoticesWorks Notice
September 26, 2023

Daintree River Ferry safety upgrade charters a more reliable service

Residents and tourists can look forward to a safer and more reliable Daintree River Ferry service after a crucial upgrade begins. For regular ferry travellers and visitors it will be…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
September 25, 2023

Notice of Tree Removal – Wednesday 27 September 2023

Council has been monitoring a declining Tabebuia tree located opposite 27 Macrossan Street – the Cotton On shop. The arborist’s assessment is that the tree is in poor health and…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
August 28, 2023

Works Notice – Macrossan Street Pathway Upgrade

Douglas Shire Council will soon be renewing the section footpath along the southern side of Macrossan Street between Davidson Street and Garrick Street. Refer image below. A new concrete pathway…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
August 28, 2023

Works Notice – Upgrade of Hazardous Waste Storage at Cow Bay Transfer Station

Council will be upgrading the Hazardous Waste Storage Shed at the Cow Bay Transfer Station in September 2023. Hazardous wastes such as paint, batteries, spray paint cans, gas bottles and…

Current Major Projects

Daintree FerryProjects

Daintree Ferry Infrastructure & Replacement Project

Daintree River Sand Removal Starts Thursday 16 March 2023 A contractor will remove sand and silt from the Daintree River Ferry channel from 10pm to 5am starting Thursday 16 March…
Rex Creek IntakeHave Your SayProjects

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

Mossman Splash Park

Overview SummaryThe Shire will see its first splash park completed in 2023. The splash park will be a huge drawcard for the Mossman Pool precinct, particularly given there are more…
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 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 most of…
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…
Warner Street rosewood trees mid worksProjects

Warner Street Upgrade

Overview Douglas Shire Council has secured funding to continue to upgrade the kerb and drainage on Warner and Mowbray Streets in Port Douglas. The project will be completed as part…

Have Your Say - Open Consultation

Have Your SayPublic Notices

Feedback Sought on Shared Pathway

Background Douglas Shire Council has been working with Port Douglas State School and the Department of Transport to improve safety for students travelling to and from school.  The Department has…
Have Your SayPublic Notices

Have Your Say || Cooya Beach Practice Cricket Pitch Proposed Location

Introduction Douglas Shire Council has committed to installing practice cricket pitch nets at Cooya Beach. The proposed location is in Lou Prince Park, as indicated below. The pitch will be…
Rex Creek IntakeHave Your SayProjects

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.…

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 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…

Completed Projects

Warner Bridge | Completed December 2022

Daintree Ferry Five Day Closure | Completed March 2023

Safe Places Accommodation | Construction Completed August 2022

Daintree Ferry Northern Ramp Replacement | Completed November 2022

Mossman to Cooya Beach Shared Cycleway | Completed 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