Dunk Island bounces back after Cyclone Yasi destructionBy Kirsty Nancarrow, Thursday June 20, 2013 - 09:07 EST
The Cassowary Coast Regional Council says disaster recovery work in the public areas of Dunk Island off far north Queensland has been completed.
A new jetty has been built after it was destroyed during Cyclone Yasi in February 2011.
Councillor Alistair Pike says the spit area is now in a better condition than it was before the disaster.
"The national QPWS [Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service] walking tracks are all done and finished - it looks absolutely fantastic, it just needs people," he said.
"The only ingredient missing at this point is people and they're certainly starting to turn up in good numbers.
"Certainly the spit area looks magnificent - dare I say, it probably looks better than it did before Yasi came through now.
"It's had a remarkable amount of work done to it through the NDRRA [National Diaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements] funding scheme and a lot of effort has come ... from council and the resort owners and just to get it reopened, so it's great."
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