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…
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 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)…
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 NOVEMBER, 2021 Tenders have been invited for…
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

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…
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

Have Your SayPublic Notices

Tell us what you think – Telecommunications at Wonga Beach

DOUGLAS Shire Council and  NBN Co. are building a case to apply for Federal Funding to upgrade telecommunications in Wonga Beach. If successful, the federal funding - through the Regional…
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

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 NOVEMBER, 2021 Tenders have been invited for…
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
January 28, 2022

Night works at Newell Beach Boat Ramp

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will undertake night works at Newell Beach Boat Ramp on various dates from January to April 2022. The following works schedule has been…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
January 14, 2022

Bloomfield Track Temporary Closure – January 2022

Douglas Shire Council will be concreting a narrow section of the Bloomfield Track which will require a temporary closure between Luana Creek through to the Zig Zag Road turn-off. The concrete…
Great Barrier Reef Drive Port DouglasPublic NoticesWorks Notice
January 12, 2022

Slope Remediation – Captain Cook Highway

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will commence slope remediation works at the Captain Cook Highway, between Wangetti Beach Road and Turtle Cove from Monday 17 January 2022,…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
November 19, 2021

Renewal of Sagiba Avenue Footbridge

Council will be commencing the renewal of the Sagiba Avenue footbridge on the 29/11/21. There will be minor disruptions to pedestrian access during construction. Pedestrian access outside of these times…
Public NoticesWorks Notice
November 12, 2021

Road Reseal Works on Captain Cook Highway

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be completing resealing works on the Captain Cook Highway in short sections from south of the Port Douglas Roundabout to Mossman.…
Anichs Bridge WorksPublic NoticesWorks Notice
November 9, 2021

Changed Traffic Conditions – Anichs Bridge

Council is completing the last abutment on Anich’s Bridge, with deck units scheduled for installation on Thursday 25 November 2021. Cranes will be on site from 6am, manoeuvring deck units…
STOCK - Road WorkPublic NoticesWorks Notice
November 4, 2021

Traffic control Captain Cook Highway Craiglie

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be carrying out road safety treatments on the Captain Cook Highway, south of Craiglie in November 2021. This project will include…
Warner Street RosewoodPublic NoticesWorks Notice
November 4, 2021

UPDATE #9: Rosewood Trees on Warner St

*4 November 2021 Update* Contractors will be removing eight rosewood trees in Warner Street next Monday 8 November. The trees to be removed have been barricaded to prevent vehicles parking…
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…
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…