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Douglas Shire Mayor Announces Decision Not to Stand for Re-election

After two terms as both a councillor and Mayor of the Douglas Shire, Michael Kerr has announced that he will not be standing for re-election in the upcoming Local Government election.

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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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Vote of no confidence in Douglas Shire Council Mayor Michael Kerr

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr has dismissed the no-confidence motion passed by the latest council meeting by a 3-2 vote at as having “no legal status” and that it would have “no effect on the future operation of the council”.

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Mayor Kerr silent as fellow Councillors update Douglas Shire on latest meeting outcomes

DouglasNews.Network caught up with Douglas Shire Councillors after last week’s fiery Council meeting to clarify outcomes regarding the aquatic precinct, the media relation policy, and the future of the Daintree ferry operators.

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Fiery Council Meeting Sees Eventual Approval of Aquatic Precinct but Denies Ferry Motion

In a fiery Council meeting held this morning, despite determined objection by the Mayor, the recommendation to build an aquatic precinct at Jalunbu Park was passed. Support for this location is based on overwhelming results from lengthy public consultation.

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Is there a Future for the Current Daintree Ferry Operators?

There is a busy agenda for Douglas Shire Council’s Ordinary meeting tomorrow. Up for debate and discussion is a proposal for expressions of interest from private enterprise to own and operate
the Daintree River Ferry, “To prevent further financial burden on ratepayers, it is necessary for the ferry to be once again owned and operated by a qualified private contractor with expertise in marine transport.”

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Splash Park? Pool? Lagoon? The Future of a Public Swimming Area to be decided at tomorrow’s Council Meeting

Council will decide whether to note results of community engagement and feedback regarding the preferred location of a splash park and level of support for a public swimming facility in Port Douglas at tomorrow’s Ordinary Council meeting.

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Douglas Shire Council / Flagstaff Hill Development Approved and Daintree Ferry Decision Delayed

The Douglas Shire Council commenced its ordinary meeting at 11000am on Tuesday 30 May 2023 and these are some of the key issues discussed….

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On the Agenda at Tomorrow’s Council Meeting / Future of the Daintree Ferry + Flagstaff Development up again for Approval

There is a busy agenda for Douglas Shire Council’s Ordinary meeting tomorrow. Up for debate and discussion is a proposal for expressions of interest from private enterprise to own and operate
the Daintree River Ferry.

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On the Agenda / Douglas Shire Council set to endorse the Uluru Statement

ON the agenda for tomorrow’s Ordinary Meeting of the Douglas Shire Council, there is a resolution that Council affirms and endorses the Uluru Statement from the Heart as part of their ongoing commitment to reconciliation.

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