Jun 21, 2019

Trail wins $36m funding

Douglas Shire Council has welcomed a $36 million commitment from the State Government to fund the whole Wangetti Trail project. The 94km trail will offer a six-day walking or two-day riding experience, and is expected to create up to 150 jobs and inject up to $300 million into the economy as an ecotourism attraction. Construction on the new Mowbray River crossing and the trail north to Port Douglas could be completed by mid-2020. “The Wangetti Trail was a vision of this Council and we made it a priority project,” Mayor Julia Leu said. ...

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