Towards the end of 2011, Mission Beach Business and Tourism we were pleased to receive a small Minor Tourism Infrastructure Grant. While the grant is small its purpose is huge, marking the 800 metres where two World Heritage areas meet along Alexander Drive, Bingil Bay, Mission Beach.
Cape Tribulation is not the only location in the world where this occurs and we wanted to celebrate with locals and visitors alike, the amazing and special environment at Mission Beach. Alexander Drive traverses right in between World Heritage rainforest and World Heritage reef and is just so accessible. As you drive along the 800 metres you can look from one side and immediately to the other as it straddles two World Heritage listed areas.
Tony O’Malley (Terrain) and I have worked together on the project and after a few hiccups we’re glad to be nearly there. The small signs are minimalistic but we needed to discuss the design and location with more than six different government departments!
The signs are on their way and will be erected along the drive by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council in the near future. As locals, driving through the two World Heritage areas is part of our daily lives and gives the World Heritage area’s a life in the community.
By Angi Matveyeff
Mission Beach Tourism