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Bedarra Island Resort

Bedarra Island is a tropical paradise located 10km offshore between Cairns and Townsville.

Project overview

The family owned resort strives to create luxurious experiences in a sustainable way. With our grant funding, the resort is aiming to open all year round, resulting in a 25 percent lift in business.

Through the Great Barrier Reef Island Resorts Rejuvenation Fund Bedarra Island have already:

  • installed two bio-cycle waste treatment systems
  • installed an off-grid hybrid solar system coupled with a battery bank and a back-up generator; and
  • commissioned the first of two electric buggies on the island.

Works are also underway to:

  • install storage tanks to collect tropical rainwater;
  • compost organic plant waste to fertilise the island vegetable gardens; and
  • install a glass crusher which reduces all glass to sand for pathways

Benefits

  • Reduced diesel consumption by 97%

  • Increased water storage capacity by 50% to 1,000,000+ litres

  • Improved guest experience – no generator noise or smell

Last updated: 01 Jul 2020