POOL WORK: The Proserpine Pool will be prioritised for repair after the Airlie Beach lagoon.
POOL WORK: The Proserpine Pool will be prioritised for repair after the Airlie Beach lagoon. Peter Carruthers

Debbie damage to be repaired

REPAIR works will soon be under way to restore critical council buildings and community facilities damaged during Cyclone Debbie.

A Whitsunday Regional Council spokesperson said the Airlie Beach Lagoon refurbishment was on track to be finished by the end of the month, with major resurfacing of the pool nearly completed and landscaping works begun.

The spokesperson said the Proserpine and Collinsville swimming pools were next in line to be fixed, with repair works expected to be finished and both pools reopened in time for the September school holidays.

Proserpine Pool's damaged grandstand would also be replaced, however the grandstand would be constructed off-site and would not be reassembled on-site until after the pool had reopened.

Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox said council had been working hard to keep the insurance process moving as quickly as possible, "so the community can start to get back to normal activities after a difficult year”.

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