Lights to stay on at Kakadu National Park’s Jabiru as plans for $446m revival released

The town at the heart of Kakadu National Park has been assured a lifespan beyond its scheduled demolition in 2021, following an NT Government promise to keep the lights on and the release of a $446 million blueprint to transform it into a tourism hub.

New coastal eco-tourism venture planned near Cairns while island resorts remain in decay

The Queensland Government is devoting $1 million to prepare a business case for an eco-tourism venture on a coastal national park strip on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, north of Cairns, even as several resorts in northern Queensland remain in ruins.

New town centre and ‘croc-proof’ lake planned to transform mining town into tourist destination

The town of Jabiru at the heart of world-famous Kakadu National Park is fast approaching a crossroads that will either see it revived to a "tourism destination in its own right" or demolished completely.