The $6.3 million Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation will create a high-quality
seaside community hub for all Whitsunday residents and visitors. Construction will
take place Monday to Saturday, between 6am and 6.30pm, and is expected to be
completed by the end of March 2019, weather permitting.
Eligible works will be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland
Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements
The Airlie Beach Foreshore project has also been funded through the Queensland
Government’s Building our Regions fund.
New playground installed soon
The huge 10.5m high combination Skywalk
playground and multi-level Pirate Ship is
expected to be completed by the end of
February. The two Sky Cabins are connected by
a rope bridge allowing children to experience
height safely, with an incredible view of the
Foreshore. The three gigantic slides are made
from a special heatproof material.
Pirate Ship playground
Airlie Foreshore Revitalisation
Project Update December 2018
Carpark construction underway
Building contractors Paynters will close the construction site for a fortnight over the
Christmas period between Friday 21 December 2018 and Monday 7 January 2019.
Carpark construction on track
The major earthworks have been completed for the new carpark, and the new
kerbing and pavement is underway. The final layer of asphalt will be laid in early
2019. There will be 57 dedicated carparks once completed.
Fairy Tree Park accessible for visitors
Ergon earthworks have recently been completed and access reopened for visitors to
the beach, in time for Schoolies, Carols by Candlelight and Australian Bites events.
Sections of Fairy Tree Park will need to be fenced off before March to complete the
3m wide pedestrian footpath along the beach and other connecting footpaths.
Current & Upcoming Works
•Toilet block refurbishment underway
•New soundstage being installed
•New playground being installed
•Carpark construction underway
•Carpark asphalt laid early next year
•Beach stadium begins soon
•Footpaths to begin soon
•Landscaping to begin soon