January 27, 2021

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4 min read

Jayne caught up with Bec and Bennett, whose vibrant new business on Macrossan Street is changing the way we wake up in the morning, or recover from a walk around the headland. Hello healthy acai bowls, fresh juices and smoothies!

5 min read

It’s no secret that cane is struggling and that land is going out of production into hobby farms or cattle grazing. For a variety of reasons, there are few options for crop diversification for agricultural land that could be implemented, or switched to, quickly at scale. But with each additional loss of cane production, overall viability becomes more threatened.

6 min read

Douglas Shire Council will consider a proposal to approve a high rise hotel on Warner St at Tuesday’s ordinary meeting. Warner Street Hotel’s proposal does not comply with our local planning scheme.
DouglasNews.Network considers it vital that residents, ratepayers and local businesses understand why compliance with the local planning scheme is critical to the integrity and future of our Shire.

2 min read

Signalling its continued confidence in the domestic economy, property developer, Chiodo has commenced early works on its $300 million luxury resort, Fairmont Port Douglas. Demolition of the site’s existing structure is now underway, with Kadem Builders selected to complete the job.

4 min read

An alternative ingredient for speciality soy sauce will provide a boost for Far North Queensland sugar cane farmers when a Mossman food processing facility commences operations next to the Mossman Sugar Mill.

3 min read

In a year of unprecedented uncertainty, Cairns Regional Council (CRC) have stepped up to the plate and committed to a five-year, multi-million-dollar funding agreement with Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ).