Kangaroo Island - Hanson Bay - Southern Ocean Lodge

The rebuild proposal

The Southern Ocean Lodge resort at Hanson Bay on Kangaroo Island was approved on 19 October 2006 after undergoing a Major Development assessment process. The development was constructed and began operation in March 2008.

The resort was severely damaged by the bushfire events of December 2019 / January 2020.  Baillie Lodges Pty Ltd is to rebuild the resort on the same footprint and in accordance with the original design, but with a range of minor improvements. The main change being the relocation of the day spa / pool facility and its replacement with premium accommodation suites. Improved waste water management infrastructure, along with additional water storage and firefighting capacity, is to be installed.

On 24 December 2020 the Minister for Planning and Local Government varied the major development declaration to enable the development authorisation to be updated to cover the rebuild.

An amended PER and Assessment Report have been prepared to provide an updated assessment of the rebuild proposal.

Download a summary of this development (PDF, 307 KB)

Assessment stages and documentation

Decision by the Minister for Planning and Local Government13 May 2021Government Gazette dated 13 May 2021, page 1377
Release of amended PER and Assessment Report22 March 2021Amended PER document (PDF, 3926 KB)
Amendment to the Assessment Report (PDF, 15240 KB)
Variation of Declaration24 December 2020Government Gazette dated 24 December 2020, page 6240
Variation of Development Authorisation22 November 2012Government Gazette dated 22 November 2012, page 5153
Governor's Decision19 October 2006Government Gazette dated 19 October 2006, page 3725
Release of Assessment Report by MinisterOctober 2006Assessment Report (PDF, 896 KB)
Release of Response document to public and agency comments20 July 2006Response document (PDF, 727 KB)
Release of PER document for public comment3 April 2006PER document (PDF, 54567 KB)
Release of Guidelines with level of assessment determinedDecember 2005Guidelines (PDF, 433 KB)
Declaration as major development23 June 2005Government Gazette dated 23 June 2005, page 1867