Cy­clone shel­ter update

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

WORK is pro­gress­ing well on the new cy­clone shel­ter next door to the Port Dou­glas State School.

“We are pleased with our progress so far and the foot­ings have now been com­pleted and 200 cu­bic me­tres of con­crete will be poured to­mor­row (last Fri­day) and that is quite a lot of con­crete and will keep the Bo­ral plant at Moss­man busy for the day,” site fore­man Shane Meers said.

“There are a num­ber of ser­vices such as sew­er­age and wa­ter pipes which will also be laid as the trench and bed for th­ese have been com­pleted and await­ing the lay­ing of the pipes.

“And when the school hol­i­days start we will be­gin our plumb­ing works, some of which will go through to the school.

“Then the next thing the gang will tackle is to build the con­crete tilt walls which are built on site and then raised into po­si­tion.

“So, at this stage we are on sched­ule and if the weather re­mains kind to us it should re­main this way.”

It is un­der­stood that the shel­ter, which can ac­com­mo­date up to 780 in the event of an emer­gency, will be com­pleted be­fore the up­com­ing cy­clone sea­son.

The site will also in­cor­po­rate a he­li­pad built at the com­plex to air­lift peo­ple in and out as well as trans­port them to hos­pi­tal if the need arises.

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