Disaster Recovery Projects

In the aftermath of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017, numerous Council facilities and assets need repairs or improvements to continue providing a great service for our community. 

Funding received from a range of sources including Council, insurance providers and jointly funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) under the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments, will generate a wide range of infrastructure projects to rebuild the Whitsunday region. 

This page will be regularly updated with new information, so make sure you keep checking back here to find out the latest on the following projects.
 
Completed

Airlie Beach Lagoon Refurbishment 
Whitsunday Regional Council reopened the Airlie Beach Lagoon on schedule at the end of August 2017, after Cyclone Debbie caused major damage to the Lagoon and precinct in March. 

The Lagoon has been refurbished and improved, with a new pebblecrete pool surface, major landscaping and drainage upgrades, including new park facilities and garden beds. Some minor works also took place around the Lagoon precinct, with new shade sails installed under Works for Queensland funding, and some park structures completed under insurance. 
 
Splash Pools Constructions completed the pool resurfacing works on behalf of Council, and the landscaping works were completed by Council’s Parks & Gardens team. 

Airlie Beach Lagoon

Proserpine Swimming Pool
The pool was restored and reopened to the public during the September 2017 school holidays. The new Grandstand was installed under Works for Queensland funding during October 2017. 

Collinsville Swimming Pool 
The pool was repaired and reopened to the public during the September 2017 school holidays. 

Shingley Beach and Airlie Beach sand replenishment
Shingley Beach and Airlie Beach have been replenished with new sand in October 2017, after Category D funding was granted jointly by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Boathaven Beach sand replenishment
Boathaven Beach near the Beacons in Airlie Beach was replenished with new sand in December 2017, after Category D funding was granted jointly by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). 

Shute Harbour Restoration Project
Community consultation recently occurred for the long-term future of Shute Harbour. Residents were asked to consider how they want to see the facility used in the future, to ensure the upcoming restoration works will be designed to consider future development. A detailed design will soon  be prepared for the restoration works, with construction expected to begin mid-late 2018. Find out more about this project here

Shade Sails and Structures
With long awaited insurance approval being granted, council replaced the following shade sails around the region by early May 2018:

Bowen   Hansen Park
  Bowen Town Square
  Bowen Foreshore
  Col Leather - shade over playground, polo club and oval
Cannonvale
Cannonvale Foreshore
  Tropic Road Park
  Galbraith Park
Collinsville   Collinsville Pool
  Darby Munro Park
Proserpine   Renwick Road 
  Halpannel Park
  Keith Johns Estate Park
  Pioneer Park
  Proserpine Swimming Pool shade sails
  Proserpine Skate Park

Bowen PCYC
Works to repair extensive cyclone damage to the buildings were completed in late May 2018. 

 
Underway

 
Whitsunday PCYC
 
Works have started to repair cyclone damage to the buildings, with major roof repairs required. The works are expected to be completed in mid 2018, weather permitting.

Proserpine Entertainment Centre
Works have begun to repair cyclone damage to the PEC. The facility is not expected to open until later this year.

Whitsunday Coast Airport
Works have begun to repair cyclone damage to the terminal building, and are expected to be completed soon.

Bowen Administration Building
Work is expected to commence soon to repair the cyclone damage to the building. 

Damaged Signs
Signs are continuing to be replaced across the region, with a total of 1538 signs to be replaced by the end of July 2018.

Culvert Repairs
Around 300 culverts across the region will be repaired after damage caused by the cyclone. The repairs will be commencing mid 2018.

Bowen Front Beach Seawall 
$2M in NDRRA Category D funding has been approved for the repair of the Seawall. The design work is currently out to tender and construction is expected to occur later in the year. 

Conway Beach Seawall
$1.8M in NDRRA Category D funding has been approved for the repair of the Seawall. The design work is currently out to tender and construction is expected to occur later in the year. 


    
Upcoming Projects

Please note, the below projects are in no particular order.
Location What will be happening?
Andromache Bridge Replace existing timer bridge with new concrete bridge.
Inverdon Bridge Repair or replace existing bridge. Subject to approval.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we rebuild and restore our Whitsunday region. Council would like to apologise for any inconveniences caused by these works.
 

Contact Us

If you have any enquiries about these works, contact Customer Service on (07) 4945 0200 or email us at info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au

 

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