Plans continue to progress at Abell Point
ABELL Point Marina owner Paul Darrouzet met with commercial tenants and marina occupants this week to provide an update about his ongoing plans.
Mr Darrouzet said work had already started on a 300-bay car park that would be finished within the next three months. He said in addition to improving the marina’s car parking situation, work would also be done to either demolish or refurbish offices and improve sections of outdoor space.
“That whole northern end will be given a massive facelift with a different and better colour-scheme, more partitions and the existing office will be demolished so you’ll have a beautiful area with clear views out over the marina. People will have an experience similar to the one you get opposite the bakery on Hamilton Island and [with] a real village atmosphere to the whole thing,” he said.
Already, toilet blocks have been refurbished and a new laundromat installed. There are plans to upgrade the marina’s A, B and C arms and install two superyacht berths with a seven-tonne roll-on, roll-off capacity.
“We’ve also got a whole upgrade on our customer service,” Mr Darrouzet said.
From now onwards, skippers and crews arriving at the marina will be presented with a welcome pack and there are also plans to employ a dedicated dockhand.
As for the planned dredging, Mr Darrouzet said decisions on Federal Government environmental approvals were expected to made today (August 8). Dredging and construction of the community park is expected to take one year to complete.
“In about 12 months you should see a really nice place,” Mr Darrouzet said.
“We’re not building high rises, we’re not building low rises, we’re building parks and plazas and better experiences along the foreshore.”