Cane growing, the industry that built the shire as we know it is about to disappear altogether. Becoming a one industry town should set off the alarm bells for all of us with the exception of those eying off agricultural land for subdivision, housing and hobby farms for short term profit.
Recently, a wide range of development applications have been lodged with Douglas Shire Council….we take a closer look at some of them in a series of articles..
Member for Cook Cynthia Lui reports that the planning process for the new all-tide boat ramp is well underway, with tenders expected to be posted in July.
DouglasNews.Network congratulates Douglas Shire Council on the vital decision not to support the sale of State land to a developer for profit, and in particular, Councillor Abigail Noli for presenting the Notice of Motion.
Six Daintree blocks are now held in the Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation and Land Trust as a result of a unique Cultural partnership.
We asked local property expert Callum Jones from The Pink Real Estate, for an update on the local market. “With the increase in new owners to the region there will be a demand for other services and businesses in Port Douglas. We have seen a lot of businesses shut during the last six months- some will re-open but others will remain vacant. There will be new opportunities arise and I believe we will see commercial rents become more affordable in the near future before growing again as the economy recovers in the wake of the pandemic.”
The Palms Collection received approval for their Development Application for the Palms Masterplan at a Cairns Regional Council Planning and Environment meeting today.
We asked three local experts in the field for an update. Dave Cotton from Raine and Horne Port Douglas, Charlie Madgwick from Raine and Horne Mossman, and Tim Smith, from Port Douglas Realty, provide a brief on the local property market.