Airlie’s Main Street operating in both directions
AIRLIE Beach’s Main Street revitalisation project came to an end on the weekend with Probuild Civil finalising the major civil works on Saturday.
The beautification project started with works on Waterson Way and Begley Street in March last year before the main street upgrade got underway in October.
The project took more than 12 months to complete and was a major cause of concern for local businesses with several unable to survive the downturn in customers during the upgrade.
Mayor Jennifer Whitney said the completion was an exciting time for the township of Airlie Beach and the broader Whitsunday region.
“The revitalisation project will ultimately renew the town’s image and regenerate Airlie Beach tourism, not only as the gateway to the Whitsundays but as a destination in its own right,” she said.
“I hope locals and visitors enjoy this exciting time and the opportunities it will create for our region.”
Airlie Beach Chamber of Commerce president Jo Sweeney said everyone was definitely relieved to have the cages down and the new Airlie Main Street operational.
WMDL CEO Danial Rochford said that exciting times were ahead and lots of opportunities for Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays would come out of the main street redevelopment.
“While the past ten months have been difficult for local businesses, it is exciting to be now in a position of looking forward just in time for the September school holidays,” he said.
STREET UPGRADE: The development of the main street of Airlie Beach is now finished with the new streetscape opening once again to two-way traffic on Monday.