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With long awaited insurance approval being granted Whitsunday Regional Council will roll out the first stage of their shade sails replacement program.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said insurance delays with gaining approval to repair or replace damaged sails were frustrating.
“However, now that we have been given the green light by the insurers, Council moved quickly and awarded the contract to local company Airlie Shade and Sails,” he said.
Installation of the repaired sails will kick off from Monday around the regionCannonvale Foreshore, Bowen Foreshore, Collinsville and Proserpine pools, Proserpine Skate Park, Bowen Town Square, Darby Munro Park, and Halpannel Park are some of the sites having shade sails replaced.
Subject to weather it is expected all damaged sails will be replaced by the first week in May.