Blueprint to make the most of Port Douglas waterfront
The $160,000 project was joint-funded by Douglas Shire Council and the Australian Government.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the study evaluated the feasibility of a range of land uses in the Port Douglas Waterfront South precinct to optimise land use.
He said through stakeholder consultation, environmental, economic, marine and geo-technical and traffic engineering investigations, the study identified a preferred mix of compatible land uses, suitable for viable businesses in the area.
“The work will support future capital projects in the area, create opportunities for new investment in infrastructure, alleviate traffic issues in the central area of Port Douglas,” Mr Entsch said.
“It will also support the sustainability of the fishing fleet, enhance facilities for private boat owners and create new tourism infrastructure to benefit tour operators.”
Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said a vibrant waterfront was essential to ensuring Port Douglas remained a competitive and contemporary destination.
“This work lays the foundations to support future capital projects in the area, create opportunities for new investment such as the re-development of the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and alleviate traffic issues in Port Douglas,” she said.
“The plan also supports the sustainability of the fishing fleet, enhance facilities for private boat owners and create new tourism infrastructure to benefit tour operators.”
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