Flagstaff Hill track work starts soon

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

CON­STRUC­TION of the first stage of the Flagstaff Hill Walk­ing Track will start within the next two weeks.

Coun­cil has awarded the project to a con­trac­tor and is re­view­ing project man­age­ment plans.

Stage 1 will con­cen­trate on con­struct­ing a path from the ex­ist­ing stairs at Four Mile Beach, linking to the look­out.

Mean­while, Coun­cil is work­ing with Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil to for­mu­late a joint project work­ing group on the mooted Wangetti Walk­ing Trail, in­clud­ing stake­hold­ers from both shires and tra­di­tional own­ers.

The project work­ing group will seek to iden­tify po­ten­tial fund­ing for the de­sign, con­struc­tion and man­age­ment of the Wangetti Trail and in­ves­ti­gate mar­ket­ing and pro­mo­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“The Wangetti Trail is des­tined to be­come one of Aus­tralia’s most breath­tak­ing na­ture trails and Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil is very proud to be part­ner­ing with Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil and the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to fur­ther de­velop the con­cept,” Mayor Leu said.

“Coun­cil is fi­nal­is­ing its bud­get for the new fi­nan­cial year which will in­clude a fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tion to help es­tab­lish and sup­port the aims of the joint project work­ing group.”

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