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.
The Douglas community is welcome to attend a free talk by Dr Sarah Hamylton as she shares how her team are building on historic research to understand changes at Low Isles and its reef.
The Douglas Shire Council commenced its ordinary meeting at 11000am on Tuesday 30 May 2023 and these are some of the key issues discussed….
“Double Island has been neglected for a number of years which is not acceptable.That’s why I applaud the action being taken because we want to see this wonderful asset used and open to the community.”
Assistant Tourism Minister and Member for Cairns Michael Healy
IN BRIEF / The lowdown on environmental news-cow poo, fishing buoys, Cloud Land, marine debris and sustainable travel updates.
“The ACT Government this week did a big favour to its citizens, and probably Australians in generally, by announcing that it would not permit the sale of fossil-fuel cars and small trucks after 2035.”
Queensland’s plastic ban made easy for grassroots groups
Patty Mills, Ziggy Alberts and Camilla Franks are among the list of global stars creating rare artworks to save the Daintree.
JCU scientists have used modern genetic techniques to prove age-old assumptions about what sizes of fish to leave in the sea to preserve the future of local fisheries.
One local woman’s life story inspires us to make a difference towards waste-free living. Carmel Hatfield speaks with DouglasNews.Network about her journey towards a sustainable life.