Bluewater Lagoon to reopen mid-September

Published: 30 Aug 2022

Council is looking forward to welcoming residents back to the Bluewater Lagoon on Saturday, September 17.

Lifeguarding Services Australia Pty Ltd has been announced as the successful applicant of the tender to operate and manage the facility over the next two years.

Mayor Greg Williamson said council was pleased to secure a new operator in time for the September school holidays.

“Council is facing the same challenges as the rest of the country when it comes to staffing and resources,” Mayor Williamson said.

“As a result, the process of awarding the contract has taken longer than expected, and we are unable to reopen the facility on September 1 as initially planned,” he said.

“The Bluewater Lagoon is an important community asset and we need to ensure that it is run professionally, and that the successful applicant can provide the highest standard of safety to the public.

“Lifeguarding Services Australia Pty Ltd has plenty of experience when it comes to ensuring the safety of swimmers, and we are confident they will do a great job managing this facility.”

Winter maintenance work was completed during the annual shutdown to ensure the facility is in good working order for residents visiting the lagoon over the summer period.

The Bluewater Lagoon’s operating hours will be 9am to 5.45pm daily when it reopens on September 17.