Lagoon upgrades suitable for all abilities

Published: 06 Aug 2020

After more than a decade in the sun, the Bluewater Lagoon is getting a refurbishment.

The works are being funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland (W4Q) Program and Mackay Regional Council.

They include:

  • Replacing the softfall surface in the children’s play area
  • Replacing the interactive play equipment
  • Refurbishment of the water slide.

Mayor Greg Williamson said council was looking forward to refurbishing the area for a new generation.

“The Bluewater Lagoon was first opened in 2008 and some of the equipment is approaching the end of its useful life,” he said.

“The new equipment will ensure the facility remains one of our region’s premier recreation and tourist attractions.

“The splash pad will be suitable for children of all ages and abilities and a giant water bucket and waterspouts will be key components of the new interactive wet play area.”

Work is taking place from Monday to Friday, between 6am and 6pm, during the winter maintenance period. Some Saturday works may also be required.

Bluewater Lagoon will reopen to the public on September 1, 2020, with access to the lagoons, water slide and sprinklers in the children’s interactive play area.

The rest of the equipment in the interactive wet play area is expected to be fully operational by late-October.

This Works for Queensland project is delivering jobs for regional Queensland and is funded by the Queensland Government and Mackay Regional Council.

Construction of Mackay Tourism’s visitor information kiosk at Bluewater Lagoon is also almost complete and is due to officially open on August 25.