The Douglas Shire is now officially even more welcoming after Mayor Julia Leu officially unveiled new “Welcome to the Douglas Shire” traffic signs this morning.
The three-metre-wide signs feature the slogan “Where the Rainforest Meets the Reef” with an iconic image of Cape Tribulation welcoming visitors to the Douglas Shire.
Mayor Julia Leu said Council was proud to identify the official boundaries of the Douglas Shire and highlight the natural beauty of the region.
“The Douglas Shire is the only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed natural environments meet so it is only fitting we showcase this when welcoming visitors,” Mayor Leu said.
“The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef are world-renowned destinations and the new signs capture the essence of our region perfectly.
“It is another important step in the first 12 months of our new Council which I think represents the fact this Council and all our staff are very proud to work for the people of the Douglas Shire and we want to make a great first impression.”
The new signs have been unveiled on the Douglas Shire boundaries at the bottom of the Rex Range in Cassowary and near the overtaking lane just north of Ellis Beach, with a third sign at the Bloomfield Bridge at Wujal Wujal to be installed next week.