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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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The DSSG recently facilitated a local Indian Myna Bird trapping program.

Indian Mynas are an introduced and invasive species that displace native birds. It has been identified that there are many areas in the Douglas Shire that would benefit from reducing numbers of Indian Mynas and thereby alleviating the negative impact they have on native fauna.

We have collaborated with Ian Brauman from the Cairns Remove Indian Mynas (CRIM) group and Mal Graham from the Mossman Men's Shed.

Ian and Mal have provided us with valuable information in regard to trapping and disposing of Indian Mynas and Mal makes and sells the traps from the Mossman Men's shed.  The traps cost $65 each.

A local vet has also offered assistance to euthanise the birds if required.

If you would like to get involved in this program please email:

Useful links:

Indian Myna Birds - Queensland Biosecurity

Trapping Guidelines

Guide to Best practise for Indian Myna bird control

Planting for Native birds


October 2017 - The DSSG co-hosted a Climate and Reef Awareness Day on Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas as part of the National Day of Action with the Stop Adani Douglas Shire group. As part of this day of action, the DSSG provided template letters addressed to the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP (Federal Minister for Energy and Environment) and the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP (Minister for Resources and Northern Australia).

There was a high demand for these letters on the day and many expressions of interest.

As such we have provided the templates here. All you have to do is print, fill out you details and post to the address provided.

The mail addresses are shown on each letter. Unfortunately it is difficult to contact federal Ministers by email, but we have also shown email addresses. If you use email, both Ministers will ask you to complete a contact form, but it appears only Minister Frydenberg allows an attachment to be made to the contact form.

Hon Josh Frydenberg MP (Federal Minister for Energy and Environment) letter

Hon Barnaby Joyce MP (Minister for Resources and Northern Australia) letter


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