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MOTORIST safety is revving up after several guard rails were repaired by Douglas Shire Council.

Damaged guard rails were fixed at key spots, such as St Crispins Avenue in Port Douglas, Miallo-Bamboo Rd and Cape Tribulation Rd, under Council’s $100,000 Guard Rail Program.



Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said the safety improvements were particularly important for road safety during the wet season.

“These vital repairs go a long way to protecting motorists on our roads,” she said.



“Council continues to deliver essential projects that meet the needs of our residents and visitors at an excellent completion rate.

“Our community knows that travelling on our roads can be challenging when heavy rainfall occurs and we are doing our bit to lower the risk to motorists.”

The latest Capital Works progress report revealed it was one of $26.2 million worth of projects completed this financial year.

Other projects that have reached practical completion include Mossman Show Grounds grandstand works, new electrical outlets at Wonga Beach Caravan Park, gravel re-sheet program and a new ultra filtration turbidity meter at the Mossman Water Treatment Plant.

Council is also continuing with repairs to the Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail.


Carry over projects that have reached practical completion:

  • Water tank on truck for leachate transportation
  • Grays Creek Terrace Drainage Easement
  • Old Forestry Road – culvert refurbishment
  • Mossman Wastewater Treatment Plant: Inlet works, screening and grit removal
  • Mossman – Whyanbeel Water Mains Interconnection (Phase 1-2)
  • 20ML Reservoir – Port Douglas
  • Design of Craiglie Reservoir Roof to maintain water quality and reduce evaporation
  • Network protection valving associated with new Craiglie Reservoir
  • Backwash water discharge package plant at Mossman Water Treatment Plant.
  • Mossman Depot Lunchroom
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