Category: Daintree River Crossing Options
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…”
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.
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’?
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.
Breaking / Douglas Shire Council Decides on the “Ferry-Bridge Fiasco”
❝I have no regrets in proceeding with to have finally brought this continuing ferry-bridge fiasco to the forefront of this community❞
Opinion / Douglas Shire Council and the Daintree Ferry Fiasco
Is a bridge still on the agenda? Is Council going to buy the ferry and operate it? What are they going to do about the traffic queues? How much is all this going to cost the ratepayer?