La­goon still in need of re­pair works

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

IT WILL be one month be­fore peo­ple can safely swim at the Air­lie Beach la­goon.

Cy­clone Deb­bie caused a surge of stormwa­ter and de­bris to en­ter the la­goon swimming area, which has been closed to the pub­lic since the im­pact.

Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil parks and gar­dens man­ager Adam Hagy said there were a num­ber of steps to take to get the la­goon run­ning again.

“Once it is drained then we can fully as­sess the dam­age and also carry out much needed pool struc­ture and sur­fac­ing is­sues,” he said.

“It is ex­pected to take up to a week to re­move de­bris from the la­goon pools and likely a fur­ther week to re­move mud, sand and po­ten­tial sew­er­age.”

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

CLOSED: Air­lie Beach la­goon will be closed for a month while de­bris and con­tam­i­nants are cleared.

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