Your Douglas Shire Council crews have been working hard in the past few days. Check out some of their work here.
Mossman and surrounds
- Pressure cleaning all bins
- Hand weeding around feature trees at Newell Beach.
- Rotary hoeing playground softfall.
- Contractors are busy installing new play equipment as part of our Playground Renewal Programme
- Off leash dog area under construction.
- Regular grounds maintenance, amenities maintenance and street cleaning activities.
- Continue with snipping, hand weeding and spraying as per the Glyphosate reduction strategy.
- Contractors continue with the installation of outdoor exercise equipment George Davis Park, Newell Beach and Cooya Beach esplanades.
- Slashing on the Mossman-Daintree road then moving north of the Daintree River
- Johnston Rd footpath then moving back footpath defects around Mossman.
- Pressure cleaning Macrossan Street twice a week to remove bird faeces.
- Daily cleaning of drink fountains to assist reduce COVID-19 exposure risk.
- Continue with planting in fills and mulching gardens on the Esplanade.
- Complete planting in Hutchings and Warri parks.
- More mechanical hedging of vegetation over footpaths.
- Continue with the installation of outdoor exercise equipment to Hutchings Park.
- Continue to install new backboard and rings to the basketball court in Reynolds Park.
- Continue installation of new play equipment in Rex Smeal and Bruno Reidweg Parks
- Working on Teamsters park upgrade
- Contractors fixing paver defects.
- Council’s Pest Animal Controller will be targeting feral pigs north of the Daintree River. Feral pig activity is increasing due to the changing weather season and food supply.
- Nursery operations are busy preparing native tree species for the numerous re-vegetation projects scheduled throughout the Shire.
- Weed management team are preparing to conduct the annual Sicklepod roadside treatment program in the northern part of the Douglas Shire.
- Historic Thunbergia sites are continuing to be revisited focusing on sites in the Cape Tribulation area. A large Thunbergia site in Whyanbeel required extra help from a excavator to dig up the very large tuberous root system as part of the treatment process.
- Council recently started an analysis of the Flagstaff Hill communications tower and will be looking to conduct revised maintenance to increase the towers longevity in servicing the surrounding region.
- Drilling has started at site three of the Murphy Street Landslip Repair with temporary earth bunds installed for access.
- The contractor is nearing completion of the Mowbray River Road Water Main replacement.
- Contractors will start installing chlorination pipework in the Craiglie Reservoir next week.
- The Ponzo Road Landslip Repairs disaster recovery project is progressing well, with the Contractor installing gabions (rock filled wire baskets) to reinstate the road back to originally width.
- Wastewater team in full Covid -19 PPE protection whilst performing maintenance and clearing pump blockages at sewer pump stations. (see below)
- Recently a major burst water main was repaired quickly by installing a wang clamp as a temporary fix. The broken water main sections were then repaired with new pipe material with minimal interruption of water to the residents.