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Hook Island

Hook Island is the second largest island in the Whitsunday region. Popular for snorkelling, the island is almost uninhabited.

Project overview

The resort site on Hook Island has undergone a major transformation with clean-up work completed as part of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Island Resorts Rejuvenation Program.

We are supporting reactivating the resort site, which has not operated since February 2013.

With co-funding from the GBR Island Resorts Rejuvenation Program, the new owners of Hook Island Eco Resort have fast-tracked the demolition of 10 buildings and removed over 225 tonnes of waste from the island including diesel tanks, car bodies and building material.

The site is now ready for redevelopment as a nature-based, eco-friendly resort with a focus on low-impact, low-emission, sustainable accommodation for the environmentally-conscious visitor.

With our support the rejuvenation program has ensured:

  • removal of legacy waste from the site making it ready for redevelopment and activation
  • removal of the decommissioned underwater observatory, which was deemed structurally unsound from the marine park.

Benefits

  • Clean up and removal of legacy waste from the resort site

  • Site is ready for redevelopment

  • Reactivation of the Hook Island Eco-Resort site for visitors

Last updated: 11 Feb 2020