The Whitsunday Reef Recovery and Public Art Project involves collaboration between government, industry, scientists, artists, indigenous and community for the design and installation of underwater marine art and coral reef restoration.
One of the major objectives of this project is to provide new tourism experiences which will further enhance visitor experience and education. With the art pieces having a marine wildlife theme, they believe they will provoke conversation and deeper consideration of the marine environment, indigenous culture, coral reef restoration and sustainability.
They hope that you enjoy the ‘Ngaro underwater marine sculpture trail’ and will share your unique experience with friends, family and social media and together they will take positive actions for a healthier Great Barrier Reef.
The Tourism Recovery Fund (TRF) is a AUD7million initiative, jointly funded through the Australian and Queensland Governments, to help the tourism sector recover following the devastating impact of ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie to the Whitsunday region in March 2017.
The objective of the TRF is to facilitate recovery, rebuild and/or create new tourism experiences and infrastructure that will drive demand, improve quality, and increase tourism expenditure, with flow-on economic benefits across the tourism supply chain.