Sell with Confidence
Read More
News

Council Places Priority On Lagoon Works

By Ray White Whitsunday

Despite Whitsunday Regional Council placing a priority on Airlie Beach Lagoon repair works the facility is not expected to re-open until late August. The Lagoon suffered extensive damage from debris and sewerage overflow during Cyclone Debbie and was drained in April to allow engineers to fully assess the infrastructure including pumps. Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said that himself and councillors are very aware what a vital piece of infrastructure the Lagoon facility is for the Whitsunday Region and its recovery. “Our community has been hit hard by the effects of Cyclone Debbie and our business stakeholders have been resilient in getting back to business,” he said. “The Lagoon also copped a battering and required a detailed inspection by engineers to both assess damage and also report on normal deterioration and maintenance required. “The reports show that the structural integrity of the Airlie Beach lagoon has been compromised and it is unsafe to open to the public,” Mayor Willcox said. “The preliminary inspections have revealed structural damage, concrete cancer and drumminess of the pebblecrete which requires the entire pebblecrete surface of the lagoon to be resurfaced. “Our efforts are focused on doing the required major works simultaneously and as quickly as possible and have the Lagoon reopened to the community and visitors. “Our focus has been on delivering the required outcome in the shortest timeframe from this forced short term pain so that when the Lagoon reopens it is a renewed, safe and functional attraction for our community and visitors to our region.” Mayor Willcox said council had all hands on deck to complete the repairs and revitalisation but the major scope of works meant it would remain closed for a further 10-12 weeks. “We have been replacing and repairing pumps while awaiting the engineer’s structural assessment.”

Source: Whitsunday Regional Council.

Up to Date

Latest News

  • Ray White Whitsunday E-News – 18th February 2021

    Dear Welcome once again. Encouraging signs for those selling their properties now with our internet inquiries still increasing with an average of 62% increase compared to 4 weeks ago. Of course, looking at this objectively, the number of inquiries is normally directly related to the amount of stock we carry … Read more

    Read Full Post

  • Is The Pandemic Driving Regional Property Growth?

    Internal migration has seen a net decline of 32,346 people in metro areas in just nine months up to September 2020, but the actual trend to move rural started well before the COVID pandemic, an industry expert has revealed. ABS data released in February showed the nation’s capital cities had … Read more

    Read Full Post