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COUNCIL NEWS IN 5 / Tuesday 13 December 2022

IN BRIEF / The latest news from Douglas Shire Council

Christmas Street Party to Light Up Mossman on Friday


A celebration of the season and a fun family friendly event with a little something for everyone.
Front Street Mossman will be closed to traffic and open for the biggest street party of the year.
You can grab a last minute present, enjoy a bite, and share in the community spirit of the Douglas Shire.

๐„๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ
Lyndaโ€™s Music Studio | 6pm โ€“ 6:30pm
Music with Joanne Trewick | 6:30pm โ€“ 7pm
Bodies In Motion Dance School | 7pm โ€“ 7:20pm
Danny The Clown โ€“ Kids Entertainer Cairns | 7:20pm โ€“ 7:50pm
Santa โ€“ ๐“ข๐“น๐“ฎ๐“ฌ๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ต ๐“–๐“พ๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ฝ | 8pm
The Joker Pokers | 8:20 pm โ€“ 10pm
Stilt Walker
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Candy Cane Lane | 6pm โ€“ 8pm
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas | 6:15pm โ€“ 7:15pm
Minigolf | 6pm-9pm
Rides | 6pm-9pm
๐…๐จ๐จ๐ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ
Mama Dees Kitchen
Little Chicken
CWA Sausage Sizzle
Nicks Souvlaki
Temptations
El Gringos
๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ญ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ
Mossman Gymnastics
Lyndaโ€™s Music
Bowerbird Publishing
Salt and Sun
Jumble Culture
Ocean Alex
Yalanji Arts
Chantal Munro
Amazing Faces
LOTWS Jewellery
Tribe and Temple
Tartan Treats
Fenglehorn
Outershell
Taniwha NQ
Janice Mealing
Saltwater Custom Art
Fashion in paradise
Scents Journey
Friends of the Foundation
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Front St Mossman, will be closed to traffic from 3pm until 11pm. Detours will be in place via Mill St, Wilson St, & William St.

Application for Daintree Men’s Shed Goes Ahead

DOUGLAS Shire Council has provided “landowner’s consent” to the Daintree Coast Community Shed Inc to lodge a development application for a clubhouse on public land in Diwan.

The community organisation has engaged a planning consultant who has prepared and lodged a development application for a menโ€™s shed over land at 69 Tea Tree Road.

The land, which is freehold land owned by Council, currently has emergency services facilities, a helipad, health clinic, public toilets, performance stage, playground, sporting club facilities and grounds, and Council Works depot.

The Council decision to provide consent now allows the planning team to assess the application.

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Australia Day Public Ceremony

CELEBRATE our local community with a free barbecue breakfast and the return of a public ceremony on Australia Day next month.

Douglas Shire Council will host the 2023 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony at the Port Douglas Community Hall on Thursday 26 January.

The public ceremony returns after it was cancelled and moved online last year due to Covid restrictions.

Mossman & Port Douglas Friends of the Hospital Foundation will host the free barbecue breakfast from 7.30am.

All events are open to the general public.

Key Times

7:30am โ€“ Free BBQ Breakfast

9:30am โ€“ Citizenship Ceremony โ€“ Followed by the Australia Day Awards


Local Boat Ramps get a Revamp

AS part of Councilโ€™s program to upgrade boat ramps, solar lights and pavement reflectors are being installed at Newell Beach boat ramp (See below. Image Credit/ Douglas Shire Council)

Cooya Beach boat ramp is getting new pavement, reflectors and a wash down area.

The Port Douglas Public Wharf is located between the Sugar Wharf and the public boat ramp.

Douglas Shire Council has contracted Hunter Carpentry to replace the deteriorating timber walers on the wharf.  The walers will be replaced with pre-oiled White Mahogany.

The public pontoon will be closed to all vessels and pedestrians from 7am Monday 5 December through to 5pm Friday 9 December 2022.


Don’t Forget to be Water Wise

COUNCIL is encouraging the community to be water wise in the home and backyard to help steady creek levels until rainfall arrives.

While Level 1 water restrictions allow the use of sprinklers and irrigation systems, they must only be used on alternate days, between 6pm and 8am for a maximum of four hours.

EVEN-numbered houses or no prescribed street number: Wed, Fri, Sun
ODD-numbered houses: Tue, Thu, Sat
Irrigation systems are not permitted on Mondays.

More information on Councilโ€™s Water Restrictions is available here.

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