Council Officers are currently project managing 156 individual capital works projects with a combined value of approximately $37.550 million, with an expected $22.463M or 130 projects to be completed by 30 June 2021. In the 2020/21 financial year, Council has completed 53 projects and expended or committed $20.125M 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…
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…
ProjectsWorks Notice

Mossman Pool Repairs & Upgrades

Overview SummaryThe Mossman Pool is undergoing important rectification and upgrades. The project has encountered an unexpected set-back with extensive damage found to underground pipes surrounding the pool.  As a result…
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…
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…
Diffuser & aeratorsOther Projects

PDWWTP Aerators and Diffusers Replacement

Overview SummaryThe aerators and diffusers at the Port Douglas Waste Water Treatment Plant (PDWWTP) will be replaced to reduce maintenance requirements and improve process efficiency. Current equipment is more than…
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 PlansHave Your Say

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 PlansHave Your Say

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 PlansHave Your Say

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 PlansHave Your Say

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 PlansHave Your Say

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

Have Your Say

RV Park Mossman

Overview Over the past 12 months, Council has been approached numerous times by RV associations to develop an RV Park in Mossman.  The associations report unprecedented demand from their members…
Oak BeachForeshore Management PlansHave Your Say

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 PlansHave Your Say

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 PlansHave Your Say

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,…
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…
Foreshore Management PlansHave Your Say

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 PlansHave Your Say

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…

Works Notices

Public NoticesWorks Notice
July 22, 2021

Works Notice || Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail Partial Closure (Lookout Link)

The Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail will be partially closed at the Lookout Link on Monday July 27 and Tuesday July 28 from 6am to 6pm. A section of the track…
General NewsWorks Notice
July 13, 2021

Works Notice || Junction Creek Pedestrian Bridge Construction and Road Closure

Bonnie Doon Road will be temporarily closed at the Junction Creek Bridge on Thursday July 15 between 8am - 8:30am.  Douglas Shire Council will be installing the new Junction Creek…
Anichs BridgeWorks Notice
June 22, 2021

Minor Traffic Delays near Anichs Bridge

A heavy vehicle bypass will be installed next to Anichs Bridge on Finlayvale Road from Wednesday 23 June, 2021.  Council contractors will be commencing drilling for a river restoration project…
STOCK - Cane TruckPublic NoticesWorks Notice
June 2, 2021

Installation of a new Heavy Vehicle Stopping Place

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is progressing a $17.27 million program of road safety upgrades to be carried out at multiple locations across Far North District. The…
Whyanbeel RdWorks Notice
May 27, 2021

Gravel re-sheeting – Whyanbeel Road

Douglas Shire Council crews are currently working on gravel re-sheeting and drainage works on Whyanbeel Road. The project will run for several weeks and provide improved access for residents and…
Diggers Bridge Rest AreaWorks Notice
May 19, 2021

Tidy up at Diggers Bridge Rest Area

Council Contractors will be cleaning up Diggers Bridge Rest Area on the Monday, 31 May. Crews will be removing dead and dangerous trees and overgrown grass areas. All existing healthy…
STOCK - TriathlonPublic NoticesWorks Notice
May 14, 2021

Upcoming Major Events – Changed Traffic Conditions

From a championship for international triathletes to our iconic Macrossan Street Parade for Port Douglas Carnivale,  we  have so many fantastic events taking place in Douglas Shire in coming weeks.…
Warner St rosewood healthPublic NoticesWorks Notice
May 12, 2021

UPDATE #5: Rosewood trees on Warner St

A toxicology report, commissioned by Douglas Shire Council, has confirmed a number of rosewood trees on Warner St were poisoned. The laboratory tests found concentrated traces of chemicals called dicamba…
STOCK - Road WorkPublic NoticesWorks Notice
April 27, 2021

Kerb & Channel Repairs – Port Douglas & Mossman

Douglas Shire Council is replacing broken kerb and channels for the next few weeks. Starting in April 2021, crews will be on site from 7am to 4pm with traffic control…
Mowbray RiverPublic NoticesWorks Notice
April 22, 2021

Roadworks: Captain Cook Highway near Mowbray River Bridge

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be carrying out works on Captain Cook Highway (CCH) at Mowbray River Bridge from Wednesday 28 April 2021, weather permitting. This…
STOCK - line-markingPublic NoticesWorks Notice
April 13, 2021

Safety upgrades, Captain Cook Highway, Mossman

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is commencing construction works on Captain Cook Highway (CCH) in Mossman from Monday 19 April 2021, weather permitting. These works are part…
ProjectsWorks Notice

Mossman Pool Repairs & Upgrades

Overview SummaryThe Mossman Pool is undergoing important rectification and upgrades. The project has encountered an unexpected set-back with extensive damage found to underground pipes surrounding the pool.  As a result…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
March 12, 2021

Works Notice || Cooya Beach Road Intersection upgrade & Junction Creek Bridge Construction

Douglas Shire Council will be carrying out works for two projects starting in the week of March 14.  The works for both projects have been coordinated to run at the…
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…

Completed Projects

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