3 July, 2022
A walk down memory lane
VISITORS and locals to exploring well known locations in Port Douglas can now experience a walk down memory with the installation of five new photo posts.
The Douglas Shire Historical Society continues to share local history with the community and visitors through the posts located at Sugar Wharf, St Mary’s Church, Faugh-a-Ballagh train, Clink Theatre and Port Douglas Cemetery.
Society spokesperson Pam Willis Burden said the group extended the town’s historic walk to 22 photo posts.
“As a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, the Society did not have the funds to have these made,” she said.
“Filling in the application form was challenging, and thankfully great help was kindly provided by the Council’s Grants Officer.”
“Applying for a grant is worth the trouble because if successful, a dream project can be completed.”
Council is encouraging the community to start thinking about applying to the council’s grants program which will open in August this year.
Douglas Shire Council Mayor Michael Kerr said anyone with an idea for a community project or initiative should read the guidelines and consider applying for a grant.
“Our grants program provides a great opportunity for community members to get funding for projects that make a difference,” he said.
“Projects such as the historical society’s new photo posts are a wonderful example of a community-driven initiative made possible by a Council grant.”