Does Macrossan Street need a facelift?



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DOUGLAS Shire residents’ appetite for revitalisation will be put to the test if they respond to a community survey that explores the possibility of re-designing Macrossan Street and improving the popular main thoroughfare.

Released by Douglas Shire Council, they want to gauge whether the public still has an appetite for revitalisation, which could include ideas such as changing car parking, wider footpaths and a “green spine” of large tropical trees.

“We want to hear from everyone,” said Mayor Julia Leu.

“Council is setting the scene for a vibrant and prosperous Port Douglas and everyone has a chance to really shape this long-term vision.

“Small business operators for example, rely on busy foot traffic and this is a fantastic opportunity for them to have a voice.

“There are some great ideas out there such as more public art, improved footpaths and better street lighting. Council wants the people who live and breathe the street every day, to give us a clear direction on the street’s future,” she said. 

Leu said this includes returning visitors and the many residents who regularly drop into town to meet people for coffee and to complete weekly tasks.

The results of the survey will be published on Council’s website. Council staff will be at Port Douglas Markets on Sunday, September 9 and Mossman Markets on Saturday, September 15. Consultation closes on September 30, 2018.

The questionnaire can be done online, or a hard copy form can be completed and dropped into:

 - Port Douglas Hub, Mowbray Street
 - Council’s Administration Office 64-66 Front Street
 - Mossman Library
 - Scanned and emailed to enquiriesdouglas.qld.govau




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