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Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation

In 2016, the Airlie Beach community were asked to have their say about the proposal for revitalisation of the area, which outlined improvements to infrastructure, multipurpose areas and the beautification of surrounds. After extensive consultation Option A was chosen as the preferred option, with the markets remaining in their current popular location.

On 6 July 2017 a $4.8 million Building Our Region funding commitment was announced by the Queensland Government. Council began working on a detailed design for the foreshore area.

On 28 March 2018 Council unanimously voted to approve the detailed design for the $6.3 million project. Construction is expected to start in late July 2018 and be completed by the end of February 2019, weather permitting.

Features of the project include:

  • 65 extra sealed carparks,
  • 120 market stalls,
  • New playground,
  • Sound stage,
  • Festoon lighting,
  • New landscaped gardens and turf,
  • 180+ New trees and palms, 3000 new shrubs,
  • 3m wide pedestrian path,
  • New and easy to read way finding throughout,
  • New furniture including picnic tables, bike racks, drinking fountains, mobile phone charging stations,
  • New basketball half court,
  • New shaded umbrellas throughout, and
  • Another shade structure with BBQs.


In 2016, the Airlie Beach community were asked to have their say about the proposal for revitalisation of the area, which outlined improvements to infrastructure, multipurpose areas and the beautification of surrounds. After extensive consultation Option A was chosen as the preferred option, with the markets remaining in their current popular location.

On 6 July 2017 a $4.8 million Building Our Region funding commitment was announced by the Queensland Government. Council began working on a detailed design for the foreshore area.

On 28 March 2018 Council unanimously voted to approve the detailed design for the $6.3 million project. Construction is expected to start in late July 2018 and be completed by the end of February 2019, weather permitting.

Features of the project include:

  • 65 extra sealed carparks,
  • 120 market stalls,
  • New playground,
  • Sound stage,
  • Festoon lighting,
  • New landscaped gardens and turf,
  • 180+ New trees and palms, 3000 new shrubs,
  • 3m wide pedestrian path,
  • New and easy to read way finding throughout,
  • New furniture including picnic tables, bike racks, drinking fountains, mobile phone charging stations,
  • New basketball half court,
  • New shaded umbrellas throughout, and
  • Another shade structure with BBQs.