Quick­sil­ver gets go ahead for its Warner St dive cen­tre

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

DOU­GLAS Shire Coun­cil­lors unan­i­mously ap­proved the Quick­sil­ver de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion on Warner St this week.

When the de­vel­op­ment goes ahead, the two storey build­ing will in­clude a pur­pose-built dive cen­tre, a re­tail out­let and of­fices.

The site, on the cor­ner of Warner and Grant St is well­known for hav­ing flood­ing is­sues, which coun­cil­lor Abi­gail Noli raised dur­ing ques­tion­ing the ap­proval. Au­thor of the re­port Si­mon Clarke ex­plained the de­vel­op­ment would not make flood­ing in the area worse be­cause of con­di­tions placed on the ap­proval. He said Quick­sil­ver ac­knowl­edged “there is the po­ten­tial for their de­vel­op­ment to flood in an ex­treme event, and we’ve ap­plied con­di­tions to this ap­proval which says they need to have a man­age­ment plan to deal with flood­ing if it is to oc­cur.”

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