Shin­g­ley Beach gets a facelift

Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE -

IN GREAT news for tourism, the east­ern end of Shin­g­ley Beach, once cov­ered by veg­e­ta­tion and largely in­ac­ces­si­ble, has been opened up for use. Abell Point Ma­rina owner Paul Dar­rouzet dipped into his own pocket, us­ing his team of con­trac­tors to carry out the work.

SHIN­G­LEY Beach has been given a facelift.

The east­ern end of the beach, once cov­ered by veg­e­ta­tion and largely in­ac­ces­si­ble, has been opened up for use.

Abell Point Ma­rina owner Paul Dar­rouzet dipped into his own pocket for the pro­ject, us­ing his team of con­trac­tors to carry out the work on the neigh­bour­ing beach.

“This lat­est pro­ject has cre­ated a beau­ti­ful area in what was an ugly ex­panse of nox­ious weeds, rub­bish and rock,” he said.

“We here at Abell Point Ma­rina are happy to make an on­go­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the beau­ti­fi­ca­tion of Shin­g­ley Beach and the Shin­g­ley Beach fore­shore.”

The con­struc­tion team has also es­tab­lished a sand ramp down onto the newly ex­posed stretch of beach.

Mr Dar­rouzet said there was more work ahead in the area, with a ma­jor pro­ject in the works for the un­used land be­tween Shin­g­ley Beach and the ma­rina.

“In ad­di­tion to Shin­g­ley Beach, other than fin­ish­ing off the prop­erty ad­ja­cent to the ma­rina, an­other $840,000 will be spent by Septem­ber to cre­ate one of the most spec­tac­u­lar park­ways on the coast of Aus­tralia,” he said.

The new pro­ject will see a stage, wed­ding ar­eas and foun­tains, with Mr Dar­rouzet say­ing it would high­light the ap­proach “to our beau­ti­ful town and coast­line”.

FACELIFT: Abell Point Ma­rina owner Paul Dar­rouzet, su­per­in­ten­dent Peter Fer­gu­son and main­te­nance and in­fra­struc­ture man­ager Ross Pater­son at the re­vi­talised Shin­g­ley Beach.

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