Case study: Great Barrier Reef Island Resorts Rejuvenation Program
Photo credit: Courtesy of Lady Elliot Island Eco-resort
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.