Project Overview

Whitsunday Council engaged AAT to design, manufacture and install an aquarium located in the Arrivals & Departures lounge of the Whitsunday Coast Airport.

The Aquarium features a 30,000 litre water capacity encompassing over 100 different species, is 10m long and boasts 4 tonnes of moulded coral.

A unique heart-shaped rock work representing the heart of the reef is already entertaining and capturing the hearts of jet-setters stopping by the world famous tourist destination and is sure to continue to do so for many years to come. The Whitsundays attracts over 600,000 visitors annually as the gateway to Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef.

Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox was in attendance as was AAT CEO John Langmead for the official opening of the aquarium.

AAT have stationed a team at the airport to manage operations of the aquarium moving forward.

For a closer look at the aquarium in action check out the video at the link below.

Client Whitsunday Council

Time Frame 2019

Team On-Site 3 Staff during construction and 1 ongoing

System Type Closed re-circulation system

Total Water Volume 20,000 Litres

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Proserpine Airport Aquarium rock work

Scope of Works

LSS Design & Engineering Service
Construct & Install Services
– Panels and Windows
– Domes
Life Support System Services
– Foam Fractionator
– Bio Filters
– Titanium UV Filter
– Ozone Generators
– Skid Mounted LSS Units
– Digital Control Systems
Monitoring, Operation and Maintenance


Acrylic Windows


Foam Fractionator