Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Res­i­dents from the Dou­glas Shire, Ma­reeba Shire, the Table­lands, Cairns, the Cas­sowary Coast and Cook Shire are el­i­gi­ble to ob­tain a Dou­glas Card for free ac­cess on the Dain­tree ferry for four months from Novem­ber 1. Pre­vi­ously known as the Smart Card, the Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil has re­leased the Dou­glas Card in con­junc­tion with a pro­mo­tion by TPDD fea­tur­ing a brochure of of­fers from par­tic­i­pat­ing Dain­tree busi­nesses. The coun­cil driven ini­tia­tive aims to stim­u­late re­gional visi­ta­tion to the Dain­tree re­gion over the sum­mer months. Re­gional visi­ta­tion, de­fined as any­one un­der a day’s drive, is an im­por­tant mar­ket dur­ing the sum­mer pe­riod when the tra­di­tional mar­kets of Vic­to­ria and New South Wales tend to hol­i­day closer to home. Dain­tree op­er­a­tors have pro­vided a great range of of­fers that can be used when the card is shown, from ac­com­mo­da­tion deals to tour­ing bonuses, now is a great time to ex­plore your own back yard. Use of the Dou­glas Card will be re­stricted to fare cat­e­gories Mo­tor Car and Util­i­ties (pri­vate use), Pedes­tri­ans and Bi­cy­cles and Mo­tor Bikes. To ob­tain a free Dou­glas Card, ap­pli­cants need to pro­vide pho­to­graphic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and ad­di­tional proof of res­i­dency with their ap­pli­ca­tion to con­firm lo­cal sta­tus. Ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able from the Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil web­site, or vis­it­ing Coun­cil’s Moss­man Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing, the Moss­man Li­brary or the Port Dou­glas li­brary kiosk.

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