Greenmount Beach Resort 1980 – 2008

Hill St., Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia

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…… Looking across the white beach of Coolangatta Beach, The Resort rises out of the pines on Greenmount Point ….

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The  resort from outside at Greenmount Point ….

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Greenmount Beach Resort from the back of Hill St. …..

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…. Looking south at the Greenmount Beach Resort  from Greenmount Point ….

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….The Direction Finder at Greenmount Point ….

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….The Pandanas Trees and Hoop Pines at Greenmount Point ….

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The Resort Gardens:

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…. The initial entry into the Resort is through lots  of greenery  …..

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……. Thick fern and shrub plants planted  among the bush boulders and horizontal logs, effectively helps the  retaining on a steep slope ….

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….. Basalt bush boulders and horizontally  placed old bush logs act as informal  retaining on a steep slope ….

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…..  A footpath in aggregate concrete above the spacious  entry and exit into the Resort …. a whorled pattern in the aggregate  mimics  the wave patterns on the nearby beach. This was obtained by working in conjunction  with the aggregate concrete contractors by using a flexible hose to  give  bends and twists and then lighter gravel thrown into the darker  mix.

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…The Lower Carpark of the Resort with tall Flooded Gums ….

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.…..  A basalt bush boulder marks the initial  entry into the front lower courtyard ….

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…. The lower front courtyard with a  wide aggregate paving …..  leading to a dry creek which drains water off the site ….

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..….. A small timber footbridge leads  from the entry street into the lower front courtyard ….

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… An  entry path leads across the timber footbridge ….  across a level area and up several steps to the covered  parking areas. This then leads to the main foyer area ….

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..….. Greenmount Beach Resort is a prominent sign when you come to the Resort itself …

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The Swimming Pool At  The Back Of The Resort

 

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.…The Swimming Pool at the Resort ….  in 1980 the pool was a black natural colour  with flowing aggregate paving and rounded edges ….. now it is an aquamarine colour with ochre paving tiles …

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… Bush basalt boulders terrace the embankment  on the north side of the pool …. see above and below …..

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….  A nice tiled cafe area has been built in recent years  so  that guests can swim in the pool or sit in a  quiet cafe area  which looks at the quiet pool or the  nearby sea ….

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….The dry stacked flowing brick walls behind  the Resort ….

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Inside the Resort

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……. Inside the main foyer as you come into the foyer …. there is a small internal glass-walled courtyard. It gives a  wonderful  introductory  living greenery to the resort  ….

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……. Photograph of early Greenmount in the 1950’s ….  Inside the Main Foyer ……

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Greenmount Beach Resort 1981 ….. just after construction in 1980 …. Old  photos from 35  years ago ….

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Greenmount Gardens …. working on them  in 1980 …

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Greenmount Resort ….The gardens  in 1980 …

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Greenmount Resort ….The pool  in 1980 …

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Greenmount Beach Resort 1981 ….. The Front of the Resort …. New  Beginnings

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Greenmount Beach Resort 1981 ….. the Back of the Resort …. New  Beginnings

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