Lagoon still in need of repair works
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.”
CLOSED: Airlie Beach lagoon will be closed for a month while debris and contaminants are cleared.