Council Officers are currently project managing 112 individual capital works projects with a combined value of approximately $37.174 million. 24 projects have been completed  and $27.248M expended or committed to the market in the 2021/22 program.

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

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…
STOCK - Water GardenProjects

Mossman River Intake

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…
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…
Have Your SayProjects

Port Douglas Splash Park and Water Precinct

Overview SummaryDouglas Shire Council is continuing its investigation into a public swimming pool and splash park in Port Douglas.Cost of ProjectTBA Project Updates May, 2022 Douglas Shire Council is moving…
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 AerialHave Your SayProjects

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…
Warners BridgeProjects

Warner Bridge

Overview SummaryThe existing Warner Bridge is a three-span, single lane timber bridge consisting of a timber deck supported by timber girders with an overall length of 24 metres. It has…
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)…

Other Projects

Other Projects

Aged Care – Retirement Village Development Opportunity – Mossman

Interest in Lodging Concept Plan for Aged Care / Retirement Village Douglas Shire Council has an aged care/retirement village opportunity available on a 2.85 hectare allotment located at 47 Johnston…
Other Projects

Gravel Renewal Program 2021/2022

Overview SummaryThe Grading Crew commenced the Gravel Renewal Program on the identified roads with defects and low gravel coverage.  Works include clearing gravel from drains and adjoining fields, road-reshaping and…
Other Projects

Kerb & Channel Renewal 2021/2022

Overview SummaryStage 1:  Mossman Works Depot to Mossman Cemetery, Alchera Drive, Mossman Old deteriorating barrier kerb was replaced with layback kerb and channel along Alchera Drive to FNQROC standards as…
Other Projects

Four Mile Beach Playground

New Playground Four Mile Beach playground is getting a makeover.  The old playground equipment will be removed and replaced with three new exciting pieces of equipment. The size and appearance…
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…

Have Your Say - Open Consultation

Have Your SayPublic Notices

Have Your Say || Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2022-2025

Overview IntroductionThe Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011, requires Local Governments in Queensland to  prepare, adopt and implement a Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan which addresses all  aspects of waste…
Have Your Say

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…
Have Your SayProjects

Port Douglas Splash Park and Water Precinct

Overview SummaryDouglas Shire Council is continuing its investigation into a public swimming pool and splash park in Port Douglas.Cost of ProjectTBA Project Updates May, 2022 Douglas Shire Council is moving…
Sugar Wharf AerialHave Your SayProjects

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…

Works Notices

Public NoticesWorks Notice
June 24, 2022

Alchera Drive road works – Kerb and Channel Renewal Program

Douglas Shire Council will be completing works on Alchera Drive in Mossman from Tuesday 5 July 2022 as part of the Kerb and Channel Renewal Program. Works are are expected…
Works Notice
June 17, 2022

Daintree Ferry Temporary Maintenance Closure – November 2022

The Daintree River Ferry will not operate from 10pm Friday 18 November 2022 until 5am Tuesday 22 November 2022 to allow for important safety maintenance work to be completed. Douglas Shire Council…
STOCK - Road Work - asphaltWorks Notice
June 9, 2022

Bitumen Resurfacing – Port Douglas

Douglas Shire Council will be doing bitumen resurfacing on several  roads in the shire between Monday 20 June and Saturday 25 June  – weather permitting. Please avoid parking vehicles on…
STOCK - Road WorkWorks Notice
June 9, 2022

Bitumen Resurfacing – Mossman and Surrounds

Cooya Beach, Mossman, Finlayvale, Wonga Beach Douglas Shire Council will be doing bitumen resurfacing on several  roads in the shire between Tuesday 14 June through to Friday 24 June  –…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
March 25, 2022

Roadworks Notice: Mossman – Daintree Road

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be improving safety on the Mossman - Daintree Road from early April 2022 The $12.4 million works are part of the…
Works Notice
March 10, 2022

Lees Bridge Closed

Douglas Creek Road is closed at the southern end of Lees Bridge to all traffic until further notice.  
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…

Completed Projects

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