Going, going, gone
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.
History: the remains of the Waterfront house yesterday