Green light for ‘high end’ park
CARAVANS and camper trailers will flock to Port Douglas to enjoy a new “high end” caravan park approved by council at the recent meeting.
The park at Lot 45, Captain Cook Highway, Port Douglas (just north of Crees Creek) aims to cater to the new age long haul traveller with fully sustainable and ecological accommodation, with plans to make it off the power grid.
Joseph Corbin, a landscape architect from LA3, which is working on the Mossman Botanic Gardens, said although the development was approved there’s a long way to go for it to be built.
“We have to deal with flooding issues, crocodile management as the site backs onto a creek and density issues regarding the amount of campsites,” Mr Corbin said.
“There is also a large amount of costs and infrastructure charges, for sewerage and roadworks. With this approval we have one big step done.”
The park is planned to be a mix of tent camping, powered sites, unpowered sites and cabins.
A resort style pool, gaming areas and modern facilities are key features, in keeping with perceptions as to what contemporary travellers want.
The park will also feature a lake and environmental areas.
At this stage there is no set date for the construction.