Overview

Summary

Douglas Shire Council is continuing its investigation into a public swimming pool and splash park in Port Douglas.

Cost of Project

TBA

Project Updates

DECEMBER, 2020

A detailed report about the survey, which attracted 628 responses, is available for public viewing here.

This report will be provided to consultants to guide and prepare concept plans and designs which will be put back out to community consultation for further feedback.

If we have missed anything or you would like to register to receive updates, please email gaye.scott@douglas.qld.gov.au.

NOVEMBER, 2020

DOUGLAS Shire Council has stepped up plans to build a splash park and public pool in Port Douglas, tipping $465,000 into developing concepts, designs, and a master plan at today’s 2020/21 Annual Budget Review.

A recent online survey completed by more than 600 people revealed about 87% of respondents believed the tourist town needs a splash park, while 68% supported building a public pool.

Multiple ideas such as a café, mini golf and entertainment precinct near the site were also suggested by survey respondents to form part of the brief for the options report.

Once complete, the concepts and design options will be put back out to community consultation for further feedback. Read more here.

OCTOBER, 2020

Douglas Shire Council has released a short survey to gauge how much the community wants a splash park and recreational pool in Port Douglas.

Complete Survey here

Council recently completed investigations into the possibility of restoring an old pool on Port Douglas Rd, finding the site was unsuitable as a public recreation area due to issues with car-parking and vehicle access from the main road.

The chemical-free lagoon vision, released by the previous Council months before the last local government election, will not be progressed.

Community Consultation

Click here for details on past, current & future consultation opportunities

First round completed

A recent online survey completed by more than 600 people revealed about 87% of respondents believed the tourist town needs a splash park, while 68% supported building a public pool.

Second round on possible options

Opening date to be advised.

Enquiries

For more information or if you have any questions, please email enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au.