The Airlie Beach Foreshore is an important feature of the Whitsunday region for tourists and locals alike. It is valued for it's beautiful bay and island views, relaxing lagoon and regular markets, festivals and events.
In 2016, the Airlie Beach community were asked to have their say about the proposal for revitalisation of the area, which outlined improvements to infrastructure, multipurpose areas and the beautification of surrounds. After extensive consultation Option A was chosen as the preferred option, with the markets remaining in their current popular location.
On 28 March 2018 Council unanimously voted to approve the detailed design for the $6.3 million project. Construction is expected to start in May 2018, for completion by December. Features of the project include:
65 extra sealed carparks,
120 market stalls,
New landscaped gardens and turf,
180+ New trees and palms, 3000 new shrubs
3m wide pedestrian path,
New and easy to read way finding throughout,
New furniture including picnic tables, bike racks, drinking fountains, mobile phone charging stations,