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DSSG/Douglas Shire Council Q & A - Water Security click here

DSSG fears for reef click here

DSSG calls for discussion on 30 year Daintree plan click here

Douglas Shire Council to invest locally for Healthy Reef Project - click here

DSSG Submission re: WANGETTI TRAIL ALIGNMENT - click here

Response from Douglas Shire Council to DSSG concern over expansion of Prawn Farm at Killaloe click here

DSSG Comments on discussion paper - ‘Enhancing regulations to ensure clean water for a healthy Great Barrier Reef and a prosperous Queensland’ click here

Queensland Government, legislate your renewable energy target DSSG signs the pledge click here

Boomerang Bags Douglas 
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Qld. Crocodile Management Plan click here

Douglas Shire Council Economic Development Strategy Workshop

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Eliminate Dengue Program

The DSSG is very excited to be represented on the Douglas Shire Community Reference Group for this very important research program. click here

DSSG 2016/2017 Strategic Plan
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Didge McDonald
Phone 0401 119 778 

Laurene Hull

Carolyn Toohey

Roisin Allen

Mike Berwick


The Douglas Shire Sustainability Group (DSSG) is an environmental advocacy group, founded in 2005, the objectives of which are:

1. To promote and encourage the adoption of the principles of ecologically sustainable development to all sectors of the community throughout the Douglas Shire area.

2. To promote the protection and conservation of the unique environment in the Douglas Shire area and it’s surrounds including the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics and World Heritage areas.

3. To promote social, economic and environmental balance.

4. To promote and support environmentally sustainable practices education and greater environmental awareness of visitors and residents of the Douglas Shire area. 

5. To recognise and promote the sustainable practices of the Traditional Owners of the Douglas Shire area.

To read DSSG's CONSTITUTION click here

To read DSSG's 2016/2017 Strategic Plan, click here.

The DSSG represents a broad cross section of the Douglas community from Bloomfield to Wangetti Beach and has established extensive networks including Low Isles Preservation Society (LIPS), Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC), The Environmental Defender’s Office (EDO), Queensland Conservation Council (QCC), Rainforest Rescue, The Wilderness Society (TWS), the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), Greenpeace and Getup.