DSC plans an up­grade at Craiglie park

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.”

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