Category: Daintree River Crossing Options

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Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr has said Council has no plans for a bridge over the Daintree River.

“Douglas Shire Council invites registration to receive expressions of interest documents, from suitably qualified Respondents, for the future supply of a new vessel and the provision of ferry services for the passenger and vehicular transport across the Daintree River in Far North Queensland.”

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Report | Kerr fails to undo No Confidence vote in 4:1 decision at Douglas Shire Council meeting

Amongst davits on the Daintree ferry and the vote of no confidence in Mayor Kerr, all cards were on the deck at yesterdays’ Council meeting where “hypocritical rhetoric”, “propaganda” and “deep-seated hostility” were mentioned amongst calls for greater transparency and more considered community representation….

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DOUGLAS SHIRE COUNCIL / A Decision on the Future of the Daintree Ferry

A special Council meeting was held this morning Tuesday 9 August 2022, at 10am. Business conducted at the Special Council meeting was the Daintree Ferry crossing solution.

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DOUGLAS SHIRE COUNCIL / Decides on the Daintree Ferry, Tourism Strategies, Water and Waste

Douglas Shire Council met this morning and made some important decisions regarding the future of the Daintree ferry, and numerous other issues related to tourism strategies, waste management and water.

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Incompetent Council’s $4.5 Million Daintree Ferry Fiasco

Why are there still long queues with no date for a solution? Instead this incompetent Council spent $4.5 million to buy the old ferry. This fiasco has wasted 18 months of time and resources when the previous and very competent Council would have had two ferries operating, and have solved the problem of the long wait times.

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Daintree Ferry Contract Will be Audited

Douglas Shire Council have unanimously resolved to request the Chief Executive Officer, through the Audit Committee, to engage an independent probity auditor to analyse the ferry contract process to ensure public trust and understanding in the decision-making.

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Huge Payout, No Backup Service and an Aging Daintree Ferry

“Be very clear this all started over a year ago, from a Mayoral Minute that contained no cost-benefit analysis, no risk management, no back-up plans and no thought process as to what could occur…”

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Reef Tour Company To Operate Daintree Ferry

Douglas Shire Council yesterday awarded a multi-year ferry services tender for the Daintree River crossing to the Cairns-based tourism company.

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Council Awards Ferry Contract to New Zealand Company

What is happening to our election promises?

What about the Council pledge to ‘Do It In Douglas’?

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DSSG Media Statement / Douglas Shire Council and the Daintree Ferry

Like many others, DSSG is disappointed that the situation has resulted in Douglas Shire Council purchasing the ferry – at considerable cost to ratepayers and possibly visitors. 

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