February 3, 2023


Quality news, views and analysis of issues that affect and inform us in the Douglas Shire.


A coalition of organisations made up of Douglas Shire Sustainability Group, the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre, the Queensland Conservation Council, The Wilderness Society and the Australian Conservation Foundation have collectively written to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to raise concerns about development threats to the Daintree Lowland Rainforest…

There is something inherently human in the practice of ritual.From the sacred rituals of spirituality and worship, to the obsessive urgings of bedtime door-lock checks, rituals bookend the important cycles in our lives and they reinforce the gravity of occasions and locations for which our high regard must never become diminished.

What is the future of the micro-grid project?
Approximately 60 residents attended a presentation in Diwan on Sunday by Daintree Renewable Energy Inc.’s Russell O’Doherty and Volt Advisory Group Project Manager Richard Schoenemann, as the Daintree Micro-grid project pushes further toward shovel ready.

A local artist genuinely captured by the wonder of the sea, Stephanie Elizabeth shares a little of her mermaid tale with us today. Recently returning to Port Douglas, Stephanie is setting up home and studio in the destination that most inspires her creativity.