PD to double capacity
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.