Douglas Shire Council is calling for “Request For Quotations” from local businesses for the design and construction of landscaping at the Captain Cook Highway intersection in Port Douglas.
Mayor Julia Leu said the intersection landscaping project was a fantastic opportunity to deliver an entrance worthy of the Douglas Shire’s strong connection to our World Heritage-listed environment.
“Nowhere else on the planet do two World Heritage areas meet and the highway intersection project provides Council, in partnership with local businesses and the State Government, to showcase the uniqueness of the Douglas Shire,” Mayor Leu said.
“While there are strict conditions attached to the $100,000 the State Government has provided to Council for landscaping of the intersection roundabout courtesy of lobbying from Member for Cook David Kempton, there is still plenty of scope to create an entrance that reflects the indelible link with our incredible natural environment.”
Mayor Leu said once the Request For Quotations have been received, a shortlist of designs will be released by Council for community input.
“It is important the community has a sense of ownership over what is essentially a community project,” Mayor Leu said.
Request For Quotations need to be submitted to Council by 4.30pm on Thursday, September 4. All of the relevant documents are available by clicking HERE or can be picked up from the Mossman Administration Building, 64-66 Front St, during office hours.