Point Danger Marine Rescue volunteers Betty and Don Malligan are looking forward to an upgrade of the lighthouse.
Point Danger Marine Rescue volunteers Betty and Don Malligan are looking forward to an upgrade of the lighthouse. John Gass

Point Danger Lighthouse gets $200,000 spruce up

THE 41-year-old Point Danger Lighthouse, home of Marine Rescue, is undergoing a $200,000 revamp.

After the roof of the building started to leak, Tweed Shire Council in cooperation with Gold Coast City Council decided to invest $200,000 to ensure the rescue station could continue to operate.

Rescue squad president Bernie Gabriel said following resealing of the concrete roof, new steps were placed and the existing terrazzo tiles at the rear of the viewing platform were substituted with granite tiles.

A new NSW/Queensland border line was incorporated in the floor and the surrounding area "done up".

Rescue squad treasurer Glenda Ashby said work on the remainder of the viewing platform would start soon with roof waterproofing, replacement tiles and a new handrail planned.

Known as the Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, the Point Danger lighthouse was originally built to commemorate the bicentennial of Captain Cook's first voyage and lays exactly on the border of NSW and Queensland.

The beauty spot attracts hundreds of visitors every day and work is planned to finish before the school holiday peak arrives.



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