Great Keppel Island Woppa Master Plan – Have your say

After nearly two years in the making, the draft master plan to redevelop Woppa Great Keppel Island has been released for public comment.

Capricorn Enterprise and a number of our key Great Keppel Island tourism operators participated in the Project Reference Group over an 18 month period providing input.

Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll said “Great Keppel Island is the hero tourism experience not just for the Capricorn Coast, but to the broader Central Queensland and Southern Great Barrier Reef destination.  It deserves a variety of accommodation styles to suit all budgets and attract additional tourism experiences to those already on offer, so that Great Keppel Island can once again be the Queensland island of choice.

I commend our existing Great Keppel Island accommodation and tour operators, who continue to provide exceptional experiences for domestic and international visitors, under sometimes very challenging circumstances.

In this year of Accessibility, Capricorn Enterprise continues to support our tourism operator requests; that a jetty and barge ramp and new sewerage treatment plant is constructed as a priority, as well as the urgent upgrade of the Shelving and Monkey beach trails.

Specific timelines are needed as well as detail surrounding land tenure and at least six bodies of technical work listed in the report as being required.  They need to be fast tracked to ensure this plan has immediate effect and attracts the attention of appropriate investors.

The state government has a real opportunity to commit additional funding in the lead up to the 2024 State election to ensure the current and future opportunities listed (on page 129) in the GKI Master Plan come to fruition sooner rather than later.

I encourage the community to provide input into this most important document to ensure your voices are heard.”

View the GKI draft master plan at:

Media statement – Master Plan to breathe new life into GKI

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