250 additional car parking bays have been developed across the marina precinct allowing for greater accessibility for marina customers to their vessel and marina village services. Bus parking bays have also been established in the south marina village for public transport, visiting coaches and tour buses.
Status: Completed in April 2014
Arrival & Departure Plaza
A six lane arrival and departure plaza with all-weather protection will be developed in south marina village allowing for an an easier flow of traffic and a comfortable process to unload provisioning or luggage.
Status: Completed in February 2014
Lure – Waterfront Function Venue
To cater for the ever growing wedding and conference sector and to provide the Whitsunday region with a unique, water-front function venue available for hire for private events and occasions, Lure was developed and open for business in February 2016. From destination wedding, conferences, meetings, private dinners and ticketed event this nautically styled venue is proving popular with locals and visitors alike. Overlooking the full marina and out to the Whitsunday islands, the view from the Lure balcony is hard to beat!
Status: Completed in February 2016
With dredging testing completed in September 2013, a full dredging exercise will commence in July 2014 likely to extend over a few years. With the commencement in July, problem areas will be prioritised to ensure increased tide access over the cruising season.
Status: Through a comprehensive dredging program, Abell Point Marina has been able to maximise previously tide restricted areas particularly in the south marina. The dredging program is still in progress until mid-2018, and is a gradual process ensuring the minimum impact on the customer experience.
Launched in July 2017, is a two-story floating pontoon space, designed to be reminiscent of a superyacht. With the increase in occupancy for in the marina it became obvious to the Abell Point team that a new, multi-purpose customer hub was required to provide the best service possible to our valued customers berthed in each area of the marina. Including twelve first-class private en-suite bathrooms plus a fully equipped laundry are situated on the first floor, whilst the second floor provides a contemporary customer lounge complete with an exclusive waterfront sundeck area offering stunning views of the marina.
The sundeck will host an exclusive customer lounge offering a range of complimentary services such as coffee/ tea making facilities, Wifi and newspapers in a unique marina setting. Customers will be able to relax with views over the marina whilst they socialize with friends, utilize the Wifi or relax with a cool drink as the sun sets. Ocean Club will provide a superb addition to the marina’s already first-class facilities
Status: Ocean Club opened to customers 24 July 2017.
The dreaded dredge pond has been an eye-sore for too many years and an under utilised area in the marina precinct. In conjunction with the dredging program, marine mud will be pumped up into the dredge pond and the pond then developed into a two acre community parkland overlooking the marina and out to the islands. The parkland will have walkways, shade pavilions and a sound stage providing a perfect space to relax, listen to music or attend a regular marina event. The parkway is designed to provide a relaxed, tranquil social space for both marina visitors and the local community alike.
Status: The retention pond is 1/2 full and with continued dredging the parkway is set to be complete by mid 2018. The parkway will feature 35m Round Splash Park and Water Fountain play area, intimate outdoor wedding space, 5000+ sqm of open space ready for Festivals and Events, Mobile Café and Beach area for enjoying the beautiful Abell Point Marina Parkway views.
Guest Amenities & Facilities
Major upgrade to guest amenities and facilities including:
- Refurbishment of guest toilets, showers & laundries
- Refurbishment of south and north marina office
- Upgrade of Paddon’s café to restaurant in the south village and expansion of Sorrento’s Bar/ Restaurant in north village.
- Upgrade of customer walkways & boardwalk with additional shade pavilions on the marina foreshore
Status: Completed in April 2014
Abell Point Marina owner Paul Darrouzet purchased the restaurant in the south marina March 2017. The restaurant was renovated and launched as Hemingway’s in May 2017.
Status: Completed in May 2017
North Village Beautification
Remediation and beautification of the North Village, including demolition of existing marina office to expose the water-front aspect, new ocean side facilities, refurb of village buildings and increased shade and rest stations. Sorrento’s Restaurant/ Bar has received a major extension to their balcony, allowing for a larger capacity and a greater view out over the Coral Sea.
Status: Completed in August 2014
Marina Wharf Upgrade
Upgrade of the north arms B – E along with shore power during a 12 – 18 month period during 2018/19.
Status: Upgrade of arms, H/ J/ K/ F/ G and A have been replaced with brand new floating pontoons with upgraded power by Superior Jetties completed by September 2017.
Upgrade of Fuel Wharf
Upgrade and installation of 24 hour debit/ credit facilities, including the addition of Premium Unleaded fuel. Both are now available.
Status: Completed – 24 hour fuel available with credit card payment facilities.
Upgrade of North & South private amenities
To further improve the customer experience for all our guests in the marina, in February 2017 we will commence the upgrades of the private bathroom facilities in both villages. The design with be modern, fresh and practical and will greatly enhance the customer experience when utilising these amenities.
Status: Completed March 2017
The aim throughout the entire process is to create a wonderful experience for you, the customer and for your time as our guest, to be an event to remember for all the right reasons.