A NEW boardwalk and stairs will make it easier to get to Four Mile Beach via Sand Street in Port Douglas.
Douglas Shire Council will replace the old wooden stairs with composite fibre stairs and a boardwalk.
Further work will also be done on Port Street including realignment of a beach access track, general path maintenance and fencing.
Once complete, interpretative signs will be installed, and a community tree planting day will be organised to help beautify the area.
Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said the upgrades would improve access to the beach and help rehabilitate the foreshore.
“Four Mile Beach is one of the best coastlines in the country and any investment making it more accessible is fantastic news for locals and visitors,” he said.
“The new beach access and coastal rehabilitation forms part of Council’s Resilient Coast Strategic Plan which helps us manage the risk of coastal hazards.”
“I am very pleased Council received funding and appreciate the support of the State Government and Local Government Association of Queensland to help our communities prepare for the impacts of climate change.”
Council has received $188,000 under the QCoast2100 Program for a Community Coastal Rehabilitation & Education Project.
The QCoast 2100 Program is funded by the Queensland Government and administered by Local Government Association of Queensland.
Beach access tracks may be closed at times while the upgrades are underway from 23 February to mid-May 2023, however there are two alternative beach access tracks close by.
Council will provide further notice before the works start and contact residents directly impacted by the works.