Commercial use of jetties (Douglas) - Queensland

Service summary

All commercial vessels must:

  • gain approval to use jetties
  • pay mooring fees.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Duration

Council determines the length of this approval.

Application

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.


Additional information

Councils regulate jetty use to:

  • provide for the equitable access and use of jetties
  • provide for public health and safety.

When approving the use of a jetty, the council will consider:

  • the vessels size
  • the vessels design
  • the type of trade or service in which the vessel is engaged.

You must not stand any vehicle at the shore end of any jetty, barge loading ramp or boat ramp so as to obstruct or interfere with (or be likely to obstruct or interfere with) access to or exit from the jetty.

Unless you have a current approval issued under local law for the following purposes, you must not:

  • ride any animal on any jetty, barge loading ramp or boat ramp
  • pack or unpack (into or from any case or container) any dangerous or contaminated goods or other goods likely to adversely affect public health or safety or the environment (other than fish and fishing tackle and other goods associated with fishing) on any jetty
  • solicit, canvas for sale, or actually sell boat tickets, goods, foodstuffs, chattels or any other thing on any jetty
  • erect or maintain any sign board, notice board, or other fixtures or erection for the exhibition of bills or notices on any jetty
  • exhibit on, affix to, or maintain any bill or notice on any jetty.

Applicants wishing to gain Approval to Operate a Fuelling Facility in Port must apply in writing to the Council.

Administering agency

Douglas Shire Council

Contact details

Douglas Shire Council


Operating address:
64-66 Front Street
Mossman, Queensland 4873
Mailing address:
PO Box 723
Mossman, Queensland 4873

Phone:

07 4099 9444

Phone:

1800 026 318
enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au

Supporting information

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