Today Show live from Four Mile Beach on Monday morning


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Due to forecasts strong winds, the location of the live crosses to Port Douglas on Monday morning has been moved from Four Mile Beach to Rex Smeal Park. 

Residents are still encouraged to participate in the broadcasts from the new location and while the sandcastle competition may not go ahead, other activities are in the works. 



National breakfast morning show “Today” will be showcasing Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas on Monday with live crosses to weather presenter Stevie Jacobs.

To prepare for the broadcast, Council will be paying special attention to cleaning the beach today and on Monday morning.

“Four Mile Beach is cleaned every Friday and Monday however, Council crews are aware of the Today Show event and will take extra care at the northern end today, and will do a check first thing Monday morning,” a Council statement read.

Douglas Shire Mayor, Julia Leu, said the live crosses are a great way for residents to get out there and promote out the region to a national audience.

“It will be a fantastic opportunity for Australia to wake up in Port Douglas and see our beautiful Shire highlighted by Four Mile Beach,” she said.

“As the program is Australia wide, it is an excellent way to promote the Shire to a national audience. Council welcomes the Today Show to our Shire.”

Council is encouraging residents to head down to the beach early Monday morning and show the rest of Australia what a fun and vibrant community we have.

As part of the live broadcast, residents are encouraged to get their building hats on and construct their best sandcastle.

A call out from Port Douglas Carnivale urges residents to come to the beach at between 6.00am and 6.30am with sandcastles to be built or nearing completion by 7.30am.

The person or group deemed to have built the best castle will be crowned the winner of the short competition on national television.

Broadcasting will begin at the northern end of Four Mile Beach from 5.30am on Monday, 15 April.



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