Tenders to build pipeline
CAIRNS Regional Council will review the number of boat trailer parking spaces at the Daintree ferry after a meeting of the strategic planning committee yesterday.
Division 10 councillor Julia Leu put forward the motion to investigate an increase to parking at the site to cater for the needs of local fishermen.
“There simply are not enough spaces during peak times such as holidays and other peak times,” Cr Leu said.
“At present there are only 26 boat trailer parking spaces and now at least we have the approval to review the situation because recreational boating is a big part of the culture here in Port Douglas and Mossman.
“Through my own observations and having spoken with a number of people involved in recreational boating, the amount of parking spaces does need to be increased.
“And there is an opportunity for making the additional spaces to cope with the over- flow because the land is there and available for use and more importantly it meets the criteria to obtain a grant from the State Government and to obtain funds from the Ferry Reserve Program. “So it’s a perfect fit.” Cr Leu said that her recommendation called for the number of allocated boat trailer parks in the Daintree Gateway Master Plan be reviewed and consideration given to providing an overflow boat trailer parking area for peak periods. CAIRNS Regional Council is calling for tenders to construct the first section of the recycled water line.
The pipeline, from Mossman to the Newell Beach turn-off, will be constructed together with the trunk water main extension to Newell Beach.
The design and construction tender for the Mossman recycled water storage and reticulation system will be advertised at the end of this month.
Recycled water will be used for irrigation at several council-owned sites, including the Mossman council office, local parks and gardens, according to the council’s general manager of water and waste Bruce Gardiner.
“Recycled water will be offered to some of council’s high usage customers once the available quantities have been determined,” he said.
The $7.6 million recycled water program is jointly funded by council and the Federal Government.
Any commercial customers or community groups interested in using the recycled water are urged to contact the council.
Full house: the boat trailer overflow last Saturday