Precinct pro­posed for Port

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A Live En­ter­tain­ment Precinct in Port Dou­glas is one of the new ad­di­tions to the plan­ning scheme, with a large chunk of the town cen­tre high­lighted in the draft.

Run­ning down Macrossan St from Muldo to Wharf St, the precinct would in­clude the com­mer­cial cen­tre of the town as well as the ma­rina.

“The in­tent of the Live En­ter­tain­ment Precinct is to for­malise and pre­serve the Port Dou­glas CBD as a lively tourist des­ti­na­tion that sup­ports night-time en­ter­tain­ment,” said Mayor Ju­lia Leu.

While the draft seeks to con­cen­trate live en­ter­tain­ment within the precinct and make it “sub­ject to the rec­om­men­da­tions of a qual­i­fied acous­tic en­gi­neer,” Ms Leu said es­tab­lish­ing a precinct wouldn’t soak pre­vent live en­ter­tain­ment tak­ing place in the rest of Port Dou­glas.

“The pro­posed Precinct pro­vides Coun­cil with a mech­a­nism to con­cen­trate night­time ac­tiv­ity, in­clud­ing live mu­sic venues, into a de­fined precinct and dis­cour­age such ac­tiv­i­ties from the qui­eter parts of town but there are no fur­ther live en­ter­tain­ment re­stric­tions im­posed on ar­eas out­side the pro­posed precinct.”

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