Tin Shed gets nod for extension
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