Ma­rina sup­ports move

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Scott Tib­balls

NO dis­cus­sions have yet been held be­tween stake­hold­ers about the Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil’s pro­posal to re­lo­cate the Port Dou­glas slip­way, but the own­ers of The Reef Ma­rina have wel­comed the news as out­lined in the last week.

Co-owner Andrew Hoop­erNguyen said that “we agree with Coun­cil that the slip­way should be re­lo­cated.

“Our wa­ter­front re­ju­ve­na­tion project en­vis­ages that the It’s a spe­cial week of cel­e­bra­tions in Port Dou­glas this week as old friends re­unite to reminisce about the glory days of the 1990s as the town was boom­ing and colour­ful char­ac­ters were aplenty. Duck Pond and slip­way be­come a fo­cal point for tourism, din­ing and en­ter­tain­ment. Part of the slip­way will be­come a com­mu­nity plaza with mag­nif­i­cent water and moun­tain views. We look for­ward to work­ing with Coun­cil and slip­way users to ad­vance the slip­way’s re­lo­ca­tion.”

Mayor Ju­lia Leu said she had spo­ken with Mr Hoop­erNguyen to up­date him on the coun­cil’s re­cent talks with the State Gov­ern­ment and Min­is­ter for Nat­u­ral Re­sources and Mines Dr An­thony Lyn­ham.

“But there have been no for­mal dis­cus­sions with TRM on the pro­posal to re­lo­cate the slip­way,” said Ms Leu.

The cur­rent slip­way, which had been closed for months by TRM fol­low­ing a rou­tine in­spec­tion by coun­cil of­fi­cers where in­ad­e­quate han­dling and dis­posal of waste water was re­vealed to be an is­sue, has been open since Thurs­day, July 21.

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