PD to dou­ble ca­pac­ity

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

WK d Dou­glas is set to dou­ble its ca­pac­ity for cruise ships as part of an 85m plan to trans­form the water­front.

Un­der the pro­posal, a ded­i­cated cruise ship ten­der dock will be con­structed in con­junc­tion with the de­vel­op­ment.

“The pro­posed cruise ship trans­fer fa­cil­ity will com­prise a new berth on Dick­son In­let ded­i­cated to vis­it­ing cruise ships,” The Reef Ma­rina co-owner Andrew Hooper-Nguyen told t .

“The berth will pro­vide dock­ing for two ten­ders (cur­rently we can only pro­vide for one at a time) and there­fore dou­ble our ca­pac­ity to man­age the com­fort­able trans­fer of cruise vis­i­tors to Port Dou­glas.”

If the pro­posal goes ahead, once pas­sen­gers step ashore they would be greeted by a land­scaped walk­way link­ing the Ma­rina with the town cen­tre and a tim­ber board­walk span­ning the water­front, fea­tur­ing pub­lic art, seat­ing, shad­ing, view­ing stages, restau­rants, cafes & re­tail out­lets.

A venue for live mu­sic and events at the south­ern end of the re­de­vel­op­ment would be in­tro­duced and build­ings would be a max­i­mum of three storeys.

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