World Trail picked for PD walk

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A world-renowned trail-build­ing com­pany has been cho­sen to de­velop con­cept de­signs for the pro­posed Flagstaff Hill walk­ing trail.

World Trail is a Cairns­based com­pany which has de­signed and con­structed walk­ing and moun­tain bike trails around Aus­tralia and the world, in­clud­ing most re­cently a walk­ing track at the Boon­dall Wet­lands in Bris­bane and the Green Ar­row Class 3 track at Mt Whit­field in Cairns.

Mayor Ju­lia Leu said she was de­lighted by the progress of de­vel­op­ing the Flagstaff Hill walk­ing trail which will con­nect Four Mile Beach to the Port Dou­glas Water­front.

“Glen Ja­cobs and his team at World Trail are recog­nised as lead­ers in their field in­ter­na­tion­ally and I’m ex­cited to see what they come up with.”

It is an­tic­i­pated the con­cept de­signs will be com­pleted be­fore the end of the year.

Coun­cil will then seek feed­back from the com­mu­nity on the con­cept de­signs be­fore a fi­nal trail de­sign is fi­nalised and con­struc­tion be­gins.

It is ex­pected the trail length will be be­tween 1km-1.5km and pro­vide for dis­abled ac­cess to view­ing plat­forms, con­nect­ing the Port Dou­glas Water­front to Four Mile Beach.

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