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Another popular tourist beach in Airlie Beach will be restored with new sand, with eligible works to be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
Beacons Beach is well used by tourists and locals looking to swim and relax within walking distance to Airlie Beach main street and accommodation.
The works began yesterday, Thursday 7 December, and will take place up until Sunday 24 December, delivering a large amount of sand to the beach.
During this time sections of the beach will be closed to the public, beginning at the western end and moving towards the east.
Andrew Willcox, Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor, said the project would make use of sand taken from the Don River in the north of the Whitsunday region.
“We recognise Beacons Beach is a popular tourist attraction for visitors to Airlie Beach, and by replenishing the sand we are restoring our beautiful foreshore,” he said.
“This is the first stage of restoring Beacons Beach, with the second stage expected to occur in April 2018.”
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