Shute Harbor Restoration: New seawall is completed

Whitsunday Regional Council today released the latest update on their Shute Harbor Restoration Program.

The new seawall is completed and the concrete slab foundations for the new terminal building have been laid.

Works have begun to install reinforced concrete columns, which will support the walls of the new terminal building.

The refurbished finger pontoons, which travelled to Townsville for restoration, will start returning home to Shute Harbor from early March.

Nestled between the rainforest and the sea, close to the tourism and sailing mecca of Airlie Beach and the internationally acclaimed Whitsunday Islands, the deep natural inlet of Shute Harbor has been a thriving port since the early 1960’s.

The marine facility was badly damaged during Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017.

Restoration works to terminal buildings, jetties and pontoons are being undertaken by Whitsunday Regional Council, with eligible works jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief & Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Photo: Whitsunday Regional Council