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.
Douglas Shire Council have released the Interim Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan in preparation for Tuesday’s Ordinary Council meeting. On Tuesday’s meeting agenda is the recommendation “That Council adopt the Interim Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan” and, in doing so, endorse the actions contained therein to balance recreation activity with environmental sustainability at Wonga Beach.
“What is the point of a Shire intent of providing good rental yields to its remote owners, when every single tourism business here, is on its knees?”
“We now have a more right wing team at the helm, and as former property development manager, with a few billion bucks of crazy projects behind me, as well as being a loony green, I offer a view on both sides of the fence here.’
As the Douglas Shire awakens from the COVID-19 lockdown, each week, DouglasNews.Network shines a light on a local business operating within the stunning backyard we call home.Today, Jason from tour operator Back Country Bliss gives Natalie the lowdown on everything blissful, and chats about taking the path less travelled on Back Country Bliss’s Devil’s Thumb hiking tour.
Today we invite you to share the indulgence of a signature Australian dining experience at Ochre Restaurant. Anybody up for coconut prawns, ricotta and wild mushroom gnocchi, or a deconstructed banoffee pie ?
As some local restaurants, cafes and bars re-opened this weekend, Natalie Johnson hit the streets…
Friday came, the car was packed, and after picking the kids up from school in Cairns, we headed up the Kuranda range toward a blissful weekend filled with walking, reading, marshmallow toasting and nights by the fire with friends. Welcome to Granite Gorge Nature Park.
An afternoon escape to the Daintree for a wander amongst ancient giants and a cassowary spotting adventure…
An appreciation of history often changes the way we think about the present and the future. On the weekend, Natalie Johnson took her 14-year-old daughter for a stroll back through time, guided by the Douglas Shire Historical Society’s “Port Douglas Village” self-guided map.