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.

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

Current 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 FerryProjects
January 23, 2020

Daintree Ferry Contract Renewal

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…
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…
Macrossan StProjects
June 4, 2020

Macrossan Street Garden Bed enhancements

Overview SummaryThe Macrossan Street Garden Bed Enhancement project is designed to enhance the overall landscaping aesthetics of the streetscape. Macrossan Street forms the main traffic and pedestrian route through Port…
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 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…
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,…
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…
Rex Smeal Park Port DouglasProjects
November 14, 2019

Rex Smeal Park and Market Park Master Plan

Overview Douglas Shire Council has appointed LA3 Pty Ltd to prepare a Rex Smeal and Market Park Master Plan. The objectives of the master plan include: Increase and expand use…
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…
Teamsters ParkProjects
April 22, 2020

Teamsters Park Upgrade Project

Overview SummaryThe purpose of the Teamsters Park Upgrade Project is to create a recreational and nature-based attraction for both locals and visitors. The vision is to retain Teamsters Park as…
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 – 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)…
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…