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. 

Some major works are already underway and completed to get popular facilities back open to the public, such as the Airlie Beach Lagoon Refurbishment. Other projects are currently being planned and waiting on funding approval before going to tender. 

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. 
 
Splash Pools Constructions completed the pool resurfacing works on behalf of Council, and the landscaping works were completed by Council’s Parks & Gardens team. 

Some minor works have continued to take place around the Lagoon precinct, with new shade sails installed under Works for Queensland funding, and some park structures completed under insurance. 

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). A second stage of sand replenishment will continue in April 2018, once the wet season and turtle nesting season is over.

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
 
 
Underway

 
Whitsunday PCYC
 
Works have started to repair cyclone damage to the buildings. Due to major roof repairs required, the works are expected to take approximately 6 months, weather permitting.

Bowen PCYC
Works have started to repair cyclone damage to the buildings. The repair works are expected to take approximately 6 months, weather permitting.

Proserpine Entertainment Centre
Works have begun to repair cyclone damage to the PEC. The repairs are expected to take approximately 6 months, weather permitting.

360 on Flagstaff Hill
Works have begun to repair extensive damage caused by the cyclone. The works are expected to take approximately 3  months, weather permitting.

Whitsunday Coast Airport
Works have begun to repair cyclone damage to the terminal building, and are expected to be completed within 3 months, weather permitting.

Shade Sails and Structures
With long awaited insurance approval being granted, council will now roll out the first stage of our shade sail replacement program. Repairs to the below sails will be commencing on 9 April 2018 and it is expected that all damaged sails will be replaced by early May 2018, weather permitting.

Town Location
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

    
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.
Bowen Council Administration Repair cyclone damage. Insurance claim has been prepared.

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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