Month: August 2020

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Daintree River Crossing Issue 2 / Bridge Options Costs and Other Considerations

This article investigates the costings and issues associated with the four bridge options presented in Douglas Shire Council’s Daintree River Crossing – Options Assessment Report released in August 2020. (see References below). According to estimates, the lowest cost bridge option would be around $53 million with the other options being considerably more. The two ferry option will only cost $2.8 million and this will be rapidly recovered through ferry charges.

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Local Sport / Junior Hockey Round 4 Update

A great round of hockey this weekend with the Douglas Hockey Association’s Junior’s Week 4 of competition.

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Crispin Hull / Population, immigration and economics in a post-COVID Australia

If Trump wins the Presidential election in November, it means only one of two things: that either he has succeeded in cheating at the election by stymying mail voting and undermining the election’s legitimacy, or that the American people have genuinely re-elected him despite his dangerously erratic foreign-policy forays; his destructive trade policies; his employment of toadies and cronies and his supplicancy to autocrats and dictators. Indeed, they would have endorsed those actions. Either way, the US would be neither a worthwhile ally nor a worthy one.

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Environment / The Burdekin Plum

The Burdekin Plum (Pleiogynium timoriense) is a common edible native species found in our drier coastal and inland rainforests. It can be found in the foreshore vegetation of Four Mile Beach and Wangetti Beach in the Douglas Shire.

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Local Sport / Junior Hockey update

A great round of hockey this weekend with the Douglas Hockey Association’s Junior’s Week 3 of competition.

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Community/ Conversations with Heather Taylor of Mossman Support Services

Mossman Support Services recently welcomed a new manager Heather Taylor on board. Enjoy today’s chat with Heather, and catch up with the latest happenings at your local community centre.
Heather joined the team in March, and little more than a week later, COVID-19 forced the closure of the Centre at a time when community needs remained high, and grew even more.

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Daintree River Crossing Issue 1 / The Options Report

At the Douglas Shire Council Meeting held Tuesday 25 August, 2020, Council made its first tentative steps in the debate with a decision to release a consultation paper on the crossing of the Daintree River.

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Daintree River Crossing / Ferry or Bridge?

MEDIA RELEASE BY DOUGLAS SHIRE COUNCIL Replacing the ferry service with a bridge over the Daintree River has been debated passionately in the community for…

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Letter to the Editor / A considered alternative for naming un-named road at Killaloe

A call from a concerned local resident to. adequately recognise the historical significance of the un-named road off Captain Cook Highway by naming it “Old Ferry Rd”

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