The 2019-2020 Annual Budget features a $45.15 million budget that will inject a further $15.34 million worth of projects. Carry over projects from previous financial years are also completed by crews, as well as day-to-day operational works such as repairs and maintenance.

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.

For a full overview of Council's Capital Works program, check out the latest quarterly progress report HERE

Current Projects

September 4, 2019

Diggers Pedestrian Bridge & Revegetation Project

The old Diggers Bridge is one of the few remaining wooden bridges in the shire, and a favourite spot for wedding photos. As part of the construction of a new…
November 15, 2019

Lagoon vision for Port Douglas

Overview Douglas Shire Council has unveiled a vision to build Australia’s first chemical-free swimming hole next to Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas. The Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club and…
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…
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…
September 4, 2019

Noah Creek Bridge

Budget: Total: $1.5 million $1.125 million Federal Government $375,000 Douglas Shire Council Project: Noah Creek Bridge is located on the Cape Tribulation Road between Cape Tribulation and Thornton Beach and…
September 1, 2019

Poletti Bridge Replacement Project

Project overview Poletti Bridge is single lane timber bridge over Saltwater Creek on Poletti Road which provides connection for several sugar cane farms and rural residential allotments. The bridge has…
Port Douglas Waterfront South Tourism & Marine Master Plan artist impressionProjects
September 9, 2019

Port Douglas Waterfront South Tourism & Marine Master Plan

Overview The Port Douglas Waterfront South precinct may be broadly defined as the area surrounding the Port Douglas Yacht Club, which includes Closehaven Marina, the outrigger club and boat yard,…
Rex Smeal Park Port DouglasProjects
November 14, 2019

Rex Smeal Park and Market Park Master Plan

Overview Douglas Shire Council will be inviting tenders from appropriately qualified consultants to prepare a Rex Smeal and Market Park Master Plan. The objectives of the master plan include: Increase…
Warner Street rosewood trees mid worksProjects
June 12, 2019

Warner Street Upgrade – Soft Approach

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)…
Causeway on Whyanbeel RoadProjects
September 4, 2019

Whyanbeel Causeway Upgrade

Overview Whyanbeel Causeway No. 1 is a single lane bridge on Whyanbeel Road that runs over Little Falls Creek and provides connection for several sugar cane farms, grazing properties and…