Cyclone shelter update
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.