Developer supports boat harbour precinct
GRAHAM Nicholls has embraced the new era of development planned for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct.
The Nicholls family, owners of the Australian Longboard surfboard business in Kirra, will redevelop the Carolina Holiday Flats site on the corner of Boundary and Coral streets, Tweed Heads.
The fibro flats, built in 1957 and purchased by the Nicholls family five years ago, will be demolished to make way for a seven-storey $7.5 million luxury units block, with unit prices starting at $1.2 million.
The Nicholls project is the next building investment after the Twin Towns Millennium Tower to show faith in the future of the boat harbour.
Graham yesterday said he had always believed the boat harbour was a great natural asset with huge potential and he urged local agencies to push ahead with a redevelopment and beautification plan for the harbour.
"This area used to be famous for its caravan park, now it is being discovered by a new generation of holidaymakers," Graham said.
Estate agent Blair Carter of Coldwell Banker said the architect for the just-completed D-Bah apartments at the top of nearby Eden Street was designing the Nicholls project to very high standards.