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 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 updated with new information, so make sure you keep checking back here to find out the latest on the following projects.


Airlie Lagoon Refurbishment 

Whitsunday Regional Council is refurbishing the Airlie Beach Lagoon, after Cyclone Debbie caused damage to the Lagoon and precinct in March.

The project began mid-June and is expected to be completed by the end of August 2017, weather permitting.

Works will take place between Monday to Saturday during the day, and may include some night works if needed, to ensure the Lagoon will be reopened as soon as possible.

The refurbishment will involve removing the damaged pool surface and resurfacing the entire pool area with pebblecrete, addressing drainage issues with changes to landscaping around the edges of the Lagoon, and upgrades to some park facilities and garden beds.

Splash Pools Constructions will be undertaking the pool resurfacing works on behalf of Council, and the landscaping works will be completed by Council’s Parks & Gardens team.

Airlie Beach Lagoon

Upcoming Projects

Please note, the below projects are in no particular order.
Location What will be happening?
Proserpine Entertainment Centre Repair cyclone damage
Whitsunday PCYC Repair cyclone damage
Bowen PCYC Repair cyclone damage
360 on Flagstaff Hill Repair cyclone damage
Proserpine Swimming Pool Repair facilities and undertake necessary maintenance while pool is closed
Andromache Bridge Replace existing timer bridge with new concrete bridge
Inverdon Bridge Repair or replace existing bridge
Whitsunday Coast Airport Repair cyclone damage
Bowen Council Administration Repair cyclone damage
Shute Harbour Revitalisation Repair cyclone damage to marine and land-based infrastructure

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


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