Disaster Recovery Projects

In the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, numerous Council facilities and assets are in need of repairs or improvements to continue providing a great service for our community. 

Funding received from a range of sources including Council, NDRRA and insurance providers will generate a wide range of infrastructure projects to rebuild the Whitsunday region. 

Some major works are already underway and completed to get popular facilities back open to the public, such as the Airlie Lagoon Refurbishment. Other projects are currently being planned and waiting on funding approval before going to tender. 

This page will be regularly updated with new information, so make sure you keep checking back here to find out the latest on the following projects.
 
Completed

Airlie Beach Lagoon Refurbishment 

Whitsunday Regional Council has reopened the Airlie Beach Lagoon, after Cyclone Debbie caused major damage to the Lagoon and precinct in March. The project was completed on schedule by the end of August, reopening at noon on Thursday 31 August 2017.
 
The Lagoon has been refurbished and improved, with a new pebblecrete pool surface, major landscaping and drainage upgrades, including new park facilities and garden beds. 
 
Splash Pools Constructions completed the pool resurfacing works on behalf of Council, and the landscaping works were completed by Council’s Parks & Gardens team. 

Some minor works around the Lagoon precinct will continue over the next few months, with new shade sails and some park structures to be completed soon. During this time the main pool will remain open.

Airlie Beach Lagoon

Underway

Proserpine Swimming Pool
 
Works have started to repair cyclone damage, and the pool is expected to reopen by the beginning of the September school holidays. The new Grandstand will be constructed off-site and reassembled on-site, however this will not occur until after the pool has reopened to the public.

Collinsville Swimming Pool
 Works have started to repair cyclone damage, and the pool is expected to reopen by the beginning of the September school holidays.

Whitsunday PCYC
 
Works have started to repair cyclone damage to the buildings. Due to major roof repairs required, the works are expected to take approximately 6 months, weather permitting.

Bowen PCYC
Works have started to repair cyclone damage to the buildings. The repair works are expected to take approximately 6 months, weather permitting.

Proserpine Entertainment Centre
Works will begin soon to repair cyclone damage to the PEC. The repairs are expected to take approximately 3 months, weather permitting.
  
 
Upcoming Projects


Please note, the below projects are in no particular order.
Location What will be happening?
360 on Flagstaff Hill Repair extensive cyclone damage. Local builders have been invited to tender, closing on 5 August. Once they have started works are expected to take approximately 3 months.
Andromache Bridge Replace existing timer bridge with new concrete bridge
Inverdon Bridge Repair or replace existing bridge. Subject to approval.
Whitsunday Coast Airport Repair cyclone damage. Insurers have yet to approve scope of works.
Bowen Council Administration Repair cyclone damage. Insurance claim has been prepared.
Shute Harbour Repair cyclone damage to marine and land-based infrastructure. Subject to approval of scope of works.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we rebuild and restore our Whitsunday region. Council would like to apologise for any inconveniences caused by these works.
 

Contact Us

If you have any enquiries about these works, contact Customer Service on (07) 4945 0200 or email us at info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au

 

  1. P  07 4945 0200
    Email  info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au

    CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRES
    67 Herbert Street, Bowen
    Cnr. Stanley and Conway Streets, Collinsville
    52 Main Street, Proserpine
  1. LINKS

    My Dashboard   |   Privacy   |   Disclaimer   |   Accessibility   |   Site Map


    Powered by CivicPlus from ICON Software
  1. FOLLOW US
    Facebookin

    © Copyright Whitsunday Council 2014