Double Island Point
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Double Island Point, a coastal headland in Queensland, Australia is the next headland north of Noosa, within the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park, at the southern end of Wide Bay.
In 1991, the lighthouse was fully automated. The lighthouse keepers’ cottages were left empty and although they were not vandalised like many others, exposure to the elements meant they badly needed attention.
After much lobbying, the Government awarded a 20-year lease of the Double Island Point Conservation Park to NPA.
The first task was to organise restoration of the lighthouse keepers’ cottages. Within a year, NPA volunteers completely restored both cottages.
The keepers’ cottages are now rented to NPA members who stay for a week and are obligated to act as caretakers during their stay and carry out vegetation rehabilitation, cottage maintenance, cleaning and/or interpretive work as assigned by the Association.
Over the years, these rental monies have been ploughed back into restoration and revegetation work.