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Check out progress on what will be the house with the best view in Port Dou­glas. What do you think of the lo­ca­tion and im­pact on the look­out?

What a disas­ter for tourists and lo­cals alike. I hope Coun­cil placed a height re­stric­tion on the build­ing but with this red-neck coun­cil I’m not hold­ing my breath

Great lo­ca­tion for the owner, bit ter­ri­ble to see the out­look from the look­out change though.

I have a pic of that view ;) The land has been for sale for seem­ingly ever. A coun­cil with one iota of fore­sight would have bought it. Can hardly blame the new owner.

Trial by me­dia? What are you im­ply­ing about the height of the build­ing - an­other two storeys? The time to ob­ject was when the per­mit ap­pli­ca­tion was in. The way it is now the view is fine. Do you have an artist’s im­pres­sion of the view when the build­ing is com­plete? That is what we should be dis­cussing, not spec­u­lat­ing with­out all the facts. I have no own­er­ship in­ter­est in the prop­erty and I cer­tainly would be distressed if the view van­ished but show me some­thing that in­di­cates the view will go.

Hello John Drinkwa­ter. I’ll be up there on Sun­day and will have a look. Per­haps I jumped the gun be­fore see­ing for my­self, how­ever it would have been nice to have this prop­erty as a re­serve and you can­not blame the own­ers for build­ing on it. Af­ter years of hav­ing the nice view which is a drawcard for tourists, any im­ped­i­ment will de­tract from the vis­ual amenity and tourism mag­netism of Port Dou­glas. I would have writ­ten a sub­mis­sion to Coun­cil if I knew of the con­struc­tion and ar­gued for a site sen­si­tive build­ing with­out im­pact on vis­ual amenity. Per­haps The Port Dou­glas and Moss­man Gazette can source an artists im­pres­sion of the fin­ished pro­ject.?

Take your pic­tures now - un­for­tu­nately I feel we’ll be los­ing our iconic and beau­ti­ful view that has been shared with, vis­ited and pho­tographed by thou­sands. Only one will have that view once com­pleted: the owner and their friends...

I have a pic­ture of that ex­act

lo­ca­tion :)

Hor­ri­ble! Can’t be­lieve they let it through plan­ning :( Our iconic view from this look­out will be ru­ined ......

A cus­tomer was talk­ing about this the other day how could this hap­pen please ex­plain. :-(

What look out??? it will now be a look­out con­sist­ing of some­ones back­yard :(

Once gar­den is planted view will be gone in 2 years. Just look at next door. Again, it’s not the fault of the owner

If there is a height re­stric­tion and look­out re­mains, I would hate to live in that house with all the peo­ple pulling up at their rooftop

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