The Sheraton Mirage - Redevelopment plans

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas concept plan


A HARBOURSIDE resort, a modernised golf course and a boutique shopping plaza form part of a developer's $120 million plan to revive Port Douglas as a leading world-class holiday haven.

The redevelopment of the Sheraton Mirage would include a refurbishment of the resort’s rooms and main sections, the construction of the Great Barrier Reef Arts and Exhibition Forum and an outdoor amphitheatre as a unique arts space.

New owner David Marriner presented his vision to about 200 people at Port Douglas on Thursday night, ending six months of speculation.

His proposal, which hinges on $18 million funding from each of the State and Federal governments over five years for infrastructure development received an overwhelmingly supportive response from his audience.

Stage one, the current focus, will see the staggered refurbishment of the resort’s central areas and rooms, construction of a Great Barrier Reef Arts and Exhibition Forum and an upgrade of the amphitheatre turning it into a unique arts space.

During stage two, the Mirage Country Club will be redeveloped into a prestigious harbour-style Westin resort with luxury yacht moorings, a boutique retail centre and redesigned golf course...........Full story from