The $6.3 million Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation project is set to begin later this month, with the construction tender awarded to Paynter Dixon Queensland.
The upgrade includes a new 10.5m tall playground, 65 extra sealed carparks, more seating and shade umbrellas, new sound stage, refurbished amenities block, extra landscaping and a 3m wide beachfront path connecting the foreshore to the Airlie Beach Lagoon.
Whitsunday Regional Mayor Andrew Willcox said the upgrade would encompass the foreshore area between the Sailing Club and Fairy Tree Park.
“This hugely exciting project will create a high-quality seaside experience for all our domestic and international visitors to Airlie Beach,” he said.
The works are expected to begin from late August and be completed by the end of February 2019, weather permitting.