Douglas Shire Council has awarded a contract to infrastructure and environmental services company Cardno for the design and documentation of the upgrade of Warner Street between Grant and Owen Streets.
The design will cover the roadway, streetscape, street lighting, landscaping, shared pathways, cycle lanes, vehicle parking and drainage infrastructure.
The public is invited to provide feedback on different options.
Cardno has evaluated different options to create a short list which will be assessed using a range of criteria including engineering aspects, ease of long term maintenance of infrastructure, expected capital cost and the streetscape.
Project Update (November 29, 2018)
Douglas Shire Council staff are considering ideas raised in detailed submissions put forward by more than 45 people during the Warner St Upgrade Project consultation.
A second round of consultation featuring a presentation of consultation findings and round-table discussion is likely to take place.
Numerous meetings have been held with Warner St residents, businesses and other community members who made submissions during the consultation period.
These community engagement findings have been collated over two months.
Council has made no decision on a preferred option, nor are there any plans to remove trees.
Council has put forward a series of options to the community and collected feedback.
Finding a solution that best responds to all viewpoints will take time and our staff are working through this.
Council may need to come up with additional options and ideas that minimize the impact on trees.
To add another layer of complexity, Warner Street needs to be looked at in the context of future planning for Macrossan Street and the Port Douglas Waterfront [South] Precinct – there are over 120 comments from these two projects.
A report on the community engagement findings which will be posted on Council’s website in the near future.
View reports below
Comments on the plan can be provided via email email@example.com or written comments to PO Box 723, Mossman, QLD 4873
Port Douglas Mossman Gazette (November 2018)
Port Douglas Mossman Gazette (February 2018)
Port Douglas Mossman Gazette (March 2018)