Airlie Beach Lagoon fix begins
CONSTRUCTION has begun to fix Airlie Beach’s Lagoon.
Whitsunday Regional Council believes they are on track to finish the repairs of the lagoon by the end of August, with works beginning last Thursday.
The refurbishment works will include removing the damaged pebblecrete pool surface and resurfacing the entire pool area with pebblecrete, addressing drainage issues by changing some landscaping around the pool edge, and upgrading some facilities and garden beds around it.
Council originally reported in April that the lagoon would be closed for a month but further investigations revealed the full extent of the damage and in May it was announced the lagoon’s re-opening date would be months away and would cost upwards of $400,000.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said council’s efforts would focus on finishing as soon as possible.
“We know how important the lagoon is for Airlie Beach businesses, our community and our visitors,” Cr Wilcox said.
“Last week we asked for suggestions for landscaping improvements from local businesses located near the lagoon, and there were some great ideas put forward.”
Local company Splash Pools Constructions have been engaged for the repairs, and the landscaping will be done by council’s Parks and Gardens team.
ON THE WAY: Repairs began on the Airlie Beach Lagoon last Thursday.