Lagoon vision unveiled for Port Douglas
World-renowned landscape designer Phillip Johnson, who won ‘Best in Show’ at the 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, was in town last week to deliver the visionary design.
An artists’ impression reveals a large freshwater swimming area for adults and kids, cascading waterfalls, boardwalk, large natural boulders and a variety of native vegetation.
Council has earmarked land around the Port Douglas Life Saving Club for the project, which would be the first public crocodile and stinger free-swimming area for the town.
Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said the lagoon would be a once in a generation project.
“This is a really exciting vision for the future,” she said.
“We have been absolutely blown away by Phillip’s enthusiasm and zest for mimicking our unique tropical landscape in this initial design.”