Daintree Ferry tender information session set next week



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The Douglas Shire Council are hosting an information session to inform residents on both sides f the river on the progress of the tender process for the Daintee Ferry.

Douglas Shire Council CEO Mark Stoermer will run through a summary of the traffic modelling report completed last month and recap the tender process and timelines.

There will be time for questions and discussion after Mr Stoermer’s presentation. 

In March this year, Council noted more than 20 organisations and individuals, including some international players, have downloaded the EOI documents or contacted Douglas Shire Council regarding the ferry’s operation.

Council is planning to be in a position to invite tenders by no later than 30 June 2019 and to award the contract by no later than 31 December 2019.

That would allow the successful tenderer to implement all necessary arrangements to effect a seamless transition to the new contract.

The Daintree Ferry, located about 50 kilometres north of Port Douglas, is a renowned tourism icon that carries about 100,000 vehicles across the Daintree River every year.

The information session will be held on Tuesday 11 June, at the Cow Bay Hotel in the Bistro from 10:00am to 11:30am.

To RSVP to the session, contact Gaye Scott at gaye.scottdouglas.qld.govau or phone 0418 793 009.

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