Marina supports move
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.