Case study: Great Barrier Reef Island Resorts Rejuvenation Program

Photo credit: Courtesy of Lady Elliot Island Eco-resort

Tourism Mackay Isaac Whitsundays North Queensland Far North Queensland

As part of the Queensland Government’s $25 million GBR Island Resorts Rejuvenation Program, projects with a focus on growing, greening and cleaning island resorts were funded and as a result:

  • three island resorts now have the capacity to generate up to 100% of their energy needs from solar power
  • four resorts have been enabled to increased solar energy generation and storage
  • over 7,500 litres of diesel per week is estimated to have been saved
  • up to 90% of waste is being diverted from landfill; over 1,120 tonnes of building waste removed; with five islands cleaned of legacy waste
  • new eco-tourism experiences have been established
  • two decommissioned underwater observatories removed from the marine park
  • Cape Richards, Hinchinbrook Island returned to national park.

Read more about how 11 island resorts helped drive climate action with their sustainable and greener infrastructure projects.