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 August 2018 with completion by February 2019, weather permitting. Features of the project include:
65 extra sealed carparks,
120 market stalls,
New 10.5m high playground,
Improved amenities block with green wall and ventilation,
New landscaped gardens and turf,
Additional trees, palms and shrubs
3m wide pedestrian path,
New and easy to read way finding signs throughout, and
New shaded umbrellas throughout.
For more information about this project, please visit Council's engagement website Your Say Whitsunday