Restoration of Riverway continuing

Date published: 21 May 2019

Rectification works are continuing on the Riverway Lagoons and Arts Centre following the unprecedented monsoon.

The pools, pumps, change rooms, walls and roofs were all damaged in the severe weather and are being repaired by Hutchinson Builders.

Townsville Local Recovery and Resilience Group Chair Cr Les Walker said the works are ongoing with the pools expected to reopen in mid-August and the building in September.

“The work schedule has been adjusted slightly as the scope of works identifies more repairs required on both the pools and the building,” Cr Walker said.

“We know Riverway is a very popular location for families and we want to thank all residents for their patience while the repairs are being carried out.

“In the meantime, I hope the community will visit some of the other pools, galleries or performance spaces across the city that are still open.”

Performances scheduled to be held at Riverway Arts Centre have been moved or postponed where possible and the TicketShop will be in contact with all ticket holders.

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said the scope of works is still being finalised as repairs continue.

“Council and Hutchinson Builders are working hard to get both the Arts Centre and the Lagoon open for the community,” Cr Molachino said.

“During the unprecedented monsoon, the Riverway complex did sustain some significant building and electrical damage.

“We are still finalising the complete scope of works but the repairs are progressing well.”

Repairs so far include the installation of temporary pump equipment to maintain the water quality in the lagoon and the removal of water and mould damaged walls and ceiling linings.

All recovery information is available on our Recovery webpage.