Painting the Whitsunday Terraces Resort

Missing image painting distant terraces blue sept 2003 1Whitsunday Terraces pale blue paint September 2003

Whitsunday Terraces resort at Airlie Beach was repainted in off white and and a bold blue in September 2003. The familiar old pale blue and white paint job had really reached the end of its working life. Balcony rails on the seaward side was also replaced with aluminium around that time.

The resort will probably require repainting sometime from 2013 to 2016.

Missing image painting terraces blue sept 2003 2Whitsunday Terraces pale blue paint September 2003

Booking Accommodation at Whitsunday Terraces

This web site is intended for Body Corporate owners of apartments in Whitsunday Terraces, not for potential guests. Make room bookings for accommodation at Whitsunday Terraces Resort, Airlie Beach, overlooking the Coral Sea, at the Resort Manager's web site.

Painting Out of the Blue in 2003

Missing image painting terraces blue sept 2003 3Old paint scheme on left with bolder blue at right

A lot of the newer resorts on Golden Orchid Drive behind the Whitsunday Terraces were in muted Mediterranean colours. It was believed a bolder colour on the end walls and accents might help get the Whitsunday Terraces noticed more.

The Whitsundays were being heavily promoted as a tourist destination with an Out of the Blue theme at that time. The earlier paint job was predominantly an off white and very pale blue colour scheme that was fairly subtle.

Missing image painting distant terraces blue sept 2003 4New paint scheme from across Airlie Beach September 2003

Painting was Difficult in 2003

Missing image painting needed tall scaffoldingTall scaffolding needed for painting

Painting the Whitsunday Terraces was difficult. With six separate buildings, each with three levels of terraces, the scaffolding demands were high. Some parts of the painting required scaffolding six floors high. Scaffolding had to be moved repeatedly.

Painting on that scale is labour intensive. The wooden balustrade had to be hand painted. The cost was sufficient that payments had to be spread over six years. This was in an attempt to keep the Body Corporate fee impact lower each year, rather than have one big very expensive levy.

Missing image painting scaffoldingScaffold repeatedly moved to paint

Painting Problems in 2003

There were ongoing issues with maintenance of the paintwork under the contract. No more scaffolding for maintenance was the basic problem. So any area of wall paint that failed was difficult to fix.

Missing image painting terraces blue sept 2003 closeupA platform was lowered for initial paint work