Bluewater Lagoon to reopen next month

Published: 13 Oct 2021

Council has completed investigations into structural issues at Bluewater Lagoon and has put a plan in place to reopen the facility in late November.

Local contractor WHF Group Pty Ltd has been engaged to complete patch work to the lagoon surface and this work has now started.

Interflow is carrying out repairs to the main circulation line.

The roof of the plant room is also being replaced.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the patch work was a short-term solution to temporarily repair leaks in the lining of the surface.

He said this would allow the Bluewater Lagoon to be reopened for the Christmas school holidays.

“The December and January school holidays are our most popular time of the year, so it is important that the Bluewater Lagoon is open to the public during this period.

“This will also give council staff time to organise a long-term solution to repair the surface of the lagoon and main circulation line.

“The scope of this work is currently being finalised and will be put to tender later this year, with work scheduled to be carried out during the winter seasonal closure in 2022.”

Residents are reminded that they can continue to enjoy free entry to Mackay ARC on weekends while the Bluewater Lagoon is closed for repairs.