Thursday, April 27, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Whitsunday Regional Council’s expansion works for the Airlie Beach Boardwalk began this week to improve congestion and future proof the “much-loved community asset.”
The upgrades will be performed in sections, with the first portion being upgraded between Coral Sea Resort and Coral Sea Marina, taking approximately six weeks, weather permitting.
“It’s time for an upgrade,” Whitsunday Mayor Julie Hall said.
“We will be expanding the boardwalk by one metre to increase the capacity for users. We’ll also be replacing the timber with a composite fibre material to extend the life of the asset and reduce the maintenance cost on ratepayers.”
During the upgrade period, which began on April 24, the boardwalk will be closed, with detours in place. Future stages of the upgrade will be announced once grant funding becomes available.
The Coral Sea section of the Airlie Beach Boardwalk has closed for six weeks for upgrades