All entry points to island ‘destroyed’
THE road to recovery for South Molle Island has been “severely hampered.”
A bird’s-eye view of the island (pictured) paints a picture of Cyclone Debbie’s wrath at the iconic destination.
The aftermath reveals widespread vegetation damage among a range of other issues to be resolved ahead of a clean-up.
A spokesperson for the China Capital Investment Group, which bought the island for $24 million in August last year, said only time would tell the full extent of the damage sustained.
“At this stage we are still assessing the damage at South Molle,” the spokesperson said.
“This process has been severely hampered by the lack of access, with all entry points to the island destroyed.
“We will be providing an update once we have developed a plan for the clean-up.”
While no timeline for future tourism operation has been revealed, a spokesperson for the company recently said they were considering “various options” for redevelopment.
AFTERMATH: A bird’s eye view of South Molle Island following Cyclone Debbie.