Council shows support for Port Douglas marina development

Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu has given the project her "full support".

Crystalbrook Collection Hotels and Resorts has unveiled a first look at its proposed marina development in Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland.

Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina is expected to include a luxury 100-key hotel, a 30-room boutique hotel, a bar and café, plus five waterfront villas.

Crystalbrook Collection owner Ghassan Aboud recently travelled to Port Douglas to meet with the local council about the development.

Following meetings with Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu, Aboud said he is very happy with how the plans are progressing.

“Our CEO Mark Davie and his team have been working on these plans for some time now,” he said.

“I had a very positive meeting with the Council and we are confident we will be able to deliver a great outcome for the community, the Council, visitors and for Crystalbrook Collection.”

The location of the proposed development is to the right of the existing marina, enabling marina and retail operations to continue throughout construction.

Leu agreed the meeting with Crystalbrook was both productive and positive.

“They have a really exciting vision for the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina that has the potential to revitalise Port Douglas and stimulate the local economy,” she said.

“We are particularly happy with their decision to support marina businesses during construction and create a vibrant area for the public.

“The initial concept designs have my full support and we can’t wait for the formal development application to be lodged.”

Crystalbrook Collection intend to lodge a Development Application in the coming two to three months.

The new development will join Crystalbrook Collection’s growing portfolio, which includes Cairns hotel Riley.

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