New plans unveiled for Port Douglas Resort
A HARBOURSIDE resort, a modernised golf course and a boutique shopping plaza form part of a developer’s $120 million plan to revive Port Douglas as a leading world-class holiday haven.
The redevelopment of the Sheraton Mirage would include a refurbishment of the resort’s rooms and main sections, the construction of the Great Barrier Reef Arts and Exhibition Forum and an outdoor amphitheatre as a unique arts space.
New owner David Marriner presented his vision to about 200 people at Port Douglas last month ending six months of speculation.
His proposal, which hinges on $18 million funding from each of the State and Federal governments over five years for infrastructure development received an overwhelmingly supportive response from his audience.
Expected to take two years to complete, planning applications are almost ready to go as soon as the State and Federal governments commit to funding $18 million each over five years.