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Whitsunday Regional Council is on track to deliver the refurbishment of the Airlie Beach Lagoon by the end of August, with construction works beginning today.
Investigations after Cyclone Debbie have shown damage to the structural integrity of the Lagoon and pebblecrete surface and concrete cancer, requiring a full resurfacing of the entire pool area.
The refurbishment works will include removing the damaged pebblecrete pool surface and resurfacing the entire pool area with pebblecrete, addressing drainage issues by changing some landscaping around the pool edge, and upgrading some facilities and garden beds around the Lagoon.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said all council’s efforts will be focussed on completing the major works as quickly as possible, to reopen the Lagoon for residents and visitors.
“We know how important the Lagoon is for Airlie Beach businesses, our community and our visitors,” he said.
“Last week we asked for suggestions for landscaping improvements from local businesses located near the Lagoon, and there were some great ideas put forward.”
The works will begin this week and are 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 as needed, to ensure the Lagoon will be reopened as soon as possible.
Local company, Splash Pools Constructions, will be undertaking the pool works on behalf of Council, and the landscaping works will be completed by Council’s Parks and Gardens team.