Go­ing, go­ing, gone

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

JUST one house is hang­ing on to the last rem­nants of life as ex­ca­va­tors clear the way for the Port Dou­glas Water­front.

Two of the three houses that were on the water­front site came down last week with the one re­main­ing house, op­po­site the Tin Shed, ear­marked to be torn down some­time this morn­ing.

The de­mo­li­tion works is part of the Port Dou­glas Water­front Mas­ter Plan and once the site has been cleared new gar­dens and lawns will be laid on the site, open­ing up the area for lo­cals and tourists to en­joy and giv­ing ex­cel­lent views out across the wa­ter.

In keep­ing with the Port Dou­glas Mas­ter Plan vi­sion, these works will cre­ate the start of a “walk­a­ble water­front” and of­fer un­ob­structed pub­lic ac­cess to the wa­ter’s edge.

Division 10 Coun­cil­lor Ju­lia Leu said she was look­ing for­ward to when the de­mo­li­tion is com­pleted and the grassed ar­eas be­come avail­able for pub­lic use.

“It will cer­tainly give this end of town a lift and more im­por­tantly al­low peo­ple to use this part of town a lot more,” she said.

It is es­ti­mated the first stage of the de­mo­li­tion and site re­me­di­a­tion works will be com­pleted at the end of this month with the site re­turned to open grassed ar­eas avail­able for the gen­eral pub­lic to en­joy by the end of Au­gust.

Photo by PAUL BUT­LER

His­tory: the re­mains of the Water­front house yes­ter­day

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