Council Officers are currently project managing 157 individual capital works projects with a combined value of approximately $37.140 million. In the 2020/21 financial year, Council has completed 107 projects and expended or committed $29.473M 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.

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Current Major Projects

STOCK - Water GardenProjects

Alternate Water Intake – Mossman-Port Douglas catchment

Overview SummaryIn 2016, Council undertook a water demand analysis and source options assessment for the Mossman-Port Douglas catchment, which explored various population growth models and demand reduction strategies and concluded…
Anichs BridgeProjects

Anichs Bridge

Overview SummaryAnichs Bridge is a single lane, timber bridge with a rail line running longitudinally through the centre of the bridge deck. The bridge is located on Finlayvale Road 1.3…
Cape Tribulation-Bloomfield Road Pavement and Culvert UpgradeProjects

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

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,…
Structural steel at Resource Recovery ShedProjects

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

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

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…
Mossman to Cooya Beach Principal Cycle NetworkProjects

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

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, in real time, the amount of water in use, then via a low frequency radio transmitter securely sends data to…
Sugar Wharf AerialProjects

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…
STOCK- WaterProjects

Untreated Water Storage Reservoir – Capacity 1GL

Overview SummaryAn identified future shortfall of one billion litres (1GL) each year in the peak of the tourist and dry season is being addressed to ensure water security for the…
Upper Daintree landslipsProjects

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

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

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 JUNE, 2021 Douglas Shire Council has committed…
Zig Zag TrackProjects

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

SwitchboardsOther Projects

Pump Station Switchboard upgrades

Overview SummaryWater and sewerage is transported using numerous pump stations around Douglas Shire. These pump stations require upgrades to electronic equipment, namely radios and remote programmable logic controllers, and in…
Mossman Show rides at the Mossman ShowgroundsOther Projects

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

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

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

Streetscape Improvements – Mossman

Douglas Shire Council is considering preparing a masterplan to guide beautification of Mossman township, focusing on both sides of Front Street between Woolworths and Cairns Hardware. To provide a starting…

Foreshore Management Plans

Oak BeachForeshore Management Plans

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 Plans

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 Plans

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 Plans

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 Plans

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

General NewsHave Your Say

Catching comment on draft fishing strategy

A DRAFT action plan to sustain local fisheries is out for public comment. In a significant move forward to promote sustainable fishing practises across Douglas Shire, Council has joined forces…
STOCK - TVHave Your Say

Survey for Shannonvale and Cassowary residents

Douglas Shire Council is reviewing its operation of the South Mossman TV tower which currently transmits free to air channels to residents in Shannonvale and Cassowary, and also to some…
Have Your Say

RV Park Mossman

Survey Results - September 2021 A total of 383 people responded to the RV Park survey and support for an RV Park was overwhelming. 94% of respondents agreed an RV…
Have Your SayProjects

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 JUNE, 2021 Douglas Shire Council has committed…

Works Notices

Public NoticesWorks Notice
October 12, 2021

Asphalt Patching Works – October 2021

Council wishes to advise that asphalt patching works will be completed at the following locations over the next two weeks: Lower Cassowary Road Mountain View Drive Mowbray River Road St…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
October 7, 2021

Controlled Burn – Cassowary Range

Douglas Shire Council, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Serve and Rural Fire Service will be conducting a controlled burn of the north-eastern side of the Cassowary Range starting Tuesday 12 October…
Newell Beach Boat RampGeneral NewsWorks Notice
September 23, 2021

Work starts on new Newell Beach boat ramp

CONSTRUCTION of an all-tide boating facility at the Newell Beach boat ramp is now underway. The boat ramp and jetty will be closed for the duration of the works, which…
STOCK - dogPublic NoticesWorks Notice
September 22, 2021

Approved Inspection Program – Dog Registration Animal Management (Cats And Dogs) Act 2008

Pursuant to section 113 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 (AMCDA) Douglas Shire Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting on 31 August 2021 to approve a systematic…
Daintree FerryPublic NoticesWorks Notice
September 13, 2021

Overnight maintenance work at the Daintree Ferry

Douglas Shire Council will be undertaking overnight maintenance work on the Daintree Ferry from 11pm on Thursday night this week (16 September). The scheduled work will involve minor repairs to…
Owen - Macrasson - SeptemberGeneral NewsWorks Notice
September 2, 2021

Port Douglas crossing safety upgrades

*September 2021 Update* The upgrade of the intersection of Owen and Macrossan Streets being done by the Department of Transport and Main Roads is nearing completion. New kerbs will be…
road worksPublic NoticesWorks Notice
August 30, 2021

Safety Upgrades on Mossman-Daintree Road

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be improving safety on the Mossman-Daintree Road from early September 2021. This project is part of a program of road safety…
Warner St rosewood healthPublic NoticesWorks Notice
August 23, 2021

UPDATE #6: Rosewood Trees on Warner St

*September 2021 Update* Council is continuing to undertake works, which were recommended by an arborist after reviewing the toxicology reports, to give the trees the best chance of survival and…
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…