Work ahead of schedule

BUILDERS at the Port of Airlie have had to contend with the wet season and a cyclone but work at the Boathouse apartments is still ahead of schedule with completion set for early September.

A display apartment will be opening at the Boathouse apartments at the end of May.

The display will be open to the public by visiting the Port of Airlie sales office.

Construction of houses on a number of the beach front lots also started.

Port of Airlie development director John Warlow said despite the adverse weather over recent months construction is still ahead of schedule.

“Overall the Boathouse building's weather proofing has had the ultimate test and has come through with flying colours,” he said.

Work on the marina is also progressing well.

The Port of Airlie Marina harbour is complete and fully formed with berth construction underway.

Piling works are to start in May.

The completion of stages 1 and 2 will conicide with the entry channel opening due by the end of this year.

Meridien has also reached an agreement with Fantasea Adventure Cruising, who will run thier day cruise and ferry operations directly from the Port of Airlie marina.

This could happen early in the new year.

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