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The Airlie Beach Lagoon works are on target to be finished by the end of August, with the popular free community facility set to look better than ever after a major refresh.
The pool surface was damaged during Cyclone Debbie and required a full makeover, with a new surface recently installed and water beginning to be pumped into the pool this week.
Once the pool has been filled, the water will need to treated, landscaping finished and shade sails installed before the pool can reopen to the public.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said Council’s Disaster Recovery team and all contractors involved are doing a fantastic job to the get the project completed on time.
“We are very pleased with the excellent work from local company Splash Constructions, and everyone else working to repair and improve the Lagoon precinct,” he said.
“It has been a huge job, and to have the Lagoon ready to reopen in time for warmer weather and school holidays is a great way to help rebuild our community.”
While the pool may have water in it by the end of this week to protect the new surface from sun and wind damage, there are still works to be completed before the end of the month.
New tiling around the edges of the pool, pebblecreting the pedestrian bridge across the Lagoon and laying new footpaths are all expected to continue next week.
Landscaping and new garden beds are also underway, with new turf to be laid over the coming weeks.
The final steps will be to install new shade sails over a section of the Lagoon to improve sun safety, under Works for Queensland funding which aims to stimulate the local economy by providing jobs to local businesses.
Council will advise a date for the Lagoon’s reopening over the coming weeks, closer to the completion of works.
View the latest updates for disaster recovery projects here - http://www.whitsunday.qld.gov.au/569/Disaster-Recovery-Projects
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