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Hinchinbrook Island

The former resort at Cape Richards on spectacular Hinchinbrook Island closed in 2010 after the global financial crisis and has since been hit by cyclones, vandals and fire. With the return of the lease to the Queensland Government in late 2018, the site has now been reverted to National Park.

Project overview

Funding from the Great Barrier Reef Island Resorts Rejuvenation Program has been used for the clean-up and return of the dilapidated Cape Richards resort site on Hinchinbrook Island to the natural environment. Works include removing remaining building and rubble to enable natural regeneration, ensure public safety and return the site to a condition suitable for a world heritage listed National Park.


  • Supported approximately 14 local jobs for clean-up works

  • Removal of hazardous materials and building waste from the site

  • Preserving the natural beauty of our national parks

Last updated: 14 Jul 2020