Tin Shed gets nod for ex­ten­sion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Angelique Pat­ter­son

THE Tin Shed is grow­ing up, with mem­bers ap­prov­ing an ex­ten­sion for a sec­ond story on the pop­u­lar com­mu­nity club worth $1.5 mil­lion.

The con­cept de­sign by RECS Con­struc­tion will see the con­struc­tion of a mod­ern lounge and bar area on top of the Port Dou­glas Com­bined Club.

Man­ager Kym Row­ley said the club needed the face lift be­cause it had lost its ‘‘club feel’’ af­ter the deck ex­ten­sion turned the main area into a bistro.

‘‘We are turn­ing it back into a club with a bar/ lounge area up­stairs to al­low mem­bers to re­lax and have a drink in an area that is not a din­ing room,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s much-needed.’’ Mr Row­ley said the com­mit­tee had been dis­cussing the up­grade for the past sev­eral months and ap­proached lo­cal ar­chi­tects with a con­cept of what they were look­ing for.

‘‘Two ar­chi­tects came back and RECS seemed to meet our cri­te­ria, keep­ing with the Tin Shed feel,’’ he said.

‘‘If all goes well con­struc­tion could start late 2014 and should be fin­ished early 2015.’’

The club has re­ceived in-prin­ci­ple ap­proval from Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil for the de­vel­op­ment and will now sub­mit their de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion be­fore seek­ing fund­ing for the up­grade.

News of ex­ten­sions to the Tin Shed comes as works con­tinue at the Moss­man Me­mo­rial Bowls Club on a $2 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion.

A roof to cover the green is al­most com­plete with the next stage to in­clude a new gam­ing room, a new smaller meet­ing room, a chil­dren’s room, new toi­lets and a new en­trance to the club with an un­der­cover drive-through pick-up and drop-off area.


the pro­posal to trans­form the Tin Shed

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