Beach­worx recovery will be long process

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

THE recovery for Beach­worx in Airlie Beach will be slow.

The store was one of the worst af­fected in the area with Cy­clone Deb­bie caus­ing the ceil­ing to col­lapse in sev­eral places and sub­se­quent flood­ing caus­ing mould prob­lems.

Owner Lyn Greg­son said the store needed to be re plas­tered and all elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances re­placed.

“We are out of ac­tion for an­other three months and this Wed­nes­day we are pulling all the stock and fit­tings out of the store to an off site lo­ca­tion, mean­ing the restora­tion can be­gin but it prob­a­bly won’t start for a cou­ple of weeks,” she said.

Ms Greg­son said that as an em­ployer of over 45 staff her busi­ness did not qual­ify for a num­ber of grants for busi­nesses af­fected by Cy­clone Deb­bie.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CLOS­ING: The Doc­tors Airlie Beach clinic is shut­ting its doors af­ter 16 years.

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

SLOW RECOVERY: Beach­worx will be closed for at least three months.

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