Douglas Shire Council / Notice of Special Meeting Tuesday 8 June 2021

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with Section 254C of the Local Government Regulation 2012, a Special Meeting will be held on Tuesday 8 June 2021 commencing at 10am at the Council Chambers, 64-66 Front Street, Mossman.

Business to be conducted at the Special Council Meeting will be:

Daintree Ferry Revenue General Policy

Daintree Ferry Fees and Charges 2021-2022

Operational Plan 2021-2022

Operational Plan 2021-2022 Initiative – Port Douglas Aquatic Precinct

Operational Plan 2021-2022 Initiative – Continue to Investigate Opportunities in RV Strategy

Notes /

The full balance of the Daintree Ferry Reserve (which exists to allow the accumulation of sufficient funds to cover future capital works expenditure and unforeseen events) will be used by Council to partially fund their ferry purchase.

It is proposed that there will be a significant increase in rates to use the ferry, up from $18 one way for a standard vehicle to $23 and up to $39 return, from the current rate of $31.

Public attendance at Council Meetings is now permitted. Attendance of members of the public is limited to 10 people because of health and safety reasons associated with the public health emergency involving COVID-19.

The Council Meeting will be streamed live, recorded and published on Council’s website for viewing by the public.

For more information, please call 07 4099 9444 or