DSC plans an upgrade at Craiglie park
COUNCIL has unveiled plans to create an innovative gateway to the Douglas Shire at Teamsters Park in Craiglie.
The proposal adopted today by Council could see a touchscreen information kiosk, interpretive signage, RV parking bays, an electric car charger, new amenities, pathways and undercover barbecue areas installed at Teamsters Park.
The current birdwatching hut could also be renovated along with new pathways and waste and recycling facilities including a dump point for RV vehicles.
Mayor Julia Leu said more than 8000 vehicles pass Teamsters Park on average per day and its location at the southern entrance to Port Douglas made it an obvious gateway for the region.
“Our aim with the proposed Teamsters Park upgrade is to create an area that ensures a comfortable rest destination for tourists, long distance travellers and locals who use the reserve,” Mayor Leu said.
“Not only will it be a great marketing tool for the destination with access to visitor information, it will encourage driver safety and fatigue management and enhance the drive for travellers.
“E-mobility is becoming popular and we’re keen to promote the use of electric cars with a charge station.”