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Fascinating Low Isles Preservation Society meeting unveils life on the Great Barrier Reef in the 1890s and a revitalised interest in a maritime history precinct for the Douglas Shire

LOW ISLES Preservation Society held a meeting last week attended by a broad sector of the local community extending from Hopevale to Gordonvale, interested in the latest news, achievements, and future plans for the growing community group.Β Β 

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Douglas Shire Businesses To Lead The Way As Plastic Free Champions

β€œI can present examples of plastic-free alternatives and help in a meaningful way to guide the process and help business make a start in their plastic-free journey.”

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OPINION / Part 2 Breaking Down the Douglas Shire Council’s Draft Economic Development Plan

DOUGLASNEWS.NETWORK Following on from yesterday’s article, we continue to break down the supporting priorities to perhaps offer a glimpse of the deeper thinking behind the…

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OPINION / Part 1 Breaking Down the Douglas Shire Council’s Draft Economic Development Plan

DOUGLASNEWS.NETWORK Key issues to address: Support the diversification and expansion of the tourism industry Support the diversification and innovation of the agricultural industry Targeted growth…

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EVENT GUIDE / Australia Day in the Douglas Shire 2021

AUSTRALIA DAY / Your Guide to What’s On in the Douglas Shire for tomorrow’s Public Holiday
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REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE / The Future of Farming?

To save the planet and feed the populace means a transformational change in the way we grow food and fibre. This article looks briefly at the big picture, the challenges and local opportunities.

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AGRICULTURE / A Future in the Douglas Shire?

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.

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DOUGLAS SHIRE COUNCIL / High Rise for Warner Street?

Douglas Shire Council will consider a proposal to approve a high rise hotel on Warner St at Tuesday’s ordinary meeting. Warner Street Hotel’s proposal does not comply with our local planning scheme.
DouglasNews.Network considers it vital that residents, ratepayers and local businesses understand why compliance with the local planning scheme is critical to the integrity and future of our Shire.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR / Vision for Douglas Shire

“I think this vision for the Shire is a nightmare.
Can anybody seriously think that subdivisions of cottages on 350sqm lots are going to benefit the residents of this Shire?
The costs of additional infrastructure required to service these β€œretirement” developments will far exceed their contribution to the economy.”

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Douglas Shire’s Christmas Calendar Unveiled

A jam-packed calendar of Christmas events is setting the scene for the community to #DoItInDouglas to see out 2020. Late night shopping with Santa in Port Douglas, the return of a popular Mossman street party and a Christmas Sunday Market headline a β€˜December in Douglas’ program unveiled by Douglas Shire Council and the Douglas Chamber of Commerce.

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