Tenders sought for Bluewater Lagoon repairs

Published: 13 May 2022

Council is currently seeking tenders to carry out resurfacing works to all three pools at the Bluewater Lagoon.

Last year patchwork was completed to the lagoon’s surface as a short-term solution to fix leaks that were discovered in the lining of the lagoon.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the current tender was seeking a long-term solution that would see the facility fully resurfaced during the winter maintenance period.

“The work that was completed last year was a quick and temporary response so we could reopen the lagoon during the busy summer period,” he said.

“This project will ensure this facility continues to serve the needs of the community well into the future and it is expected to increase the longevity of the lagoon.

“With the implementation of the ongoing scheduled maintenance program, the lagoon should maintain operating to its full potential.”

The Bluewater Lagoon will be closed from June 1 until August 31, 2022, to complete this work.

The café at Bluewater Lagoon will also be closed during this time.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the tender through the QTenders website. Submissions will close on Tuesday, May 31, at 10am.

This project is jointly funded by the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program committing $829,745 and Mackay Regional Council.

The LRCI program supports local councils in delivering priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.