An Artist's impression of the redeveloped Lindeman Island resort.
An Artist's impression of the redeveloped Lindeman Island resort. State Development

Confidence in $583m Lindeman revamp

THE owners of Lindeman Island resort have shown their enthusiasm for a $583million revitalisation project by quickly addressing environmental concerns.

The Coordinator-General requested the island owner, White Horse Australia Lindeman, provide additional information for its environmental impact statement on October 18.

This week the office received the company's revised plan which scraps major sticking points - new development in the national park area of the island and harbour infrastructure that would require dredging.

RELATED STORY: $583m island development to face hurdle before marketing blitz

RELATED STORY: Tycoon plans China-wide blitz if island plan gets go ahead

>> CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST NEWS ON MACKAY TOURISM DELIVERED TO YOUR EMAIL INBOX

The initial plan included an up-market camping area inside the national park, which concerned environmentalists so much they started a petition to stop the land from being privatised.

The developers have removed the camp site from their plan.

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the $583million Lindeman project would deliver 600 jobs and reinvigorate tourism in the Whitsunday and Mackay regions.

"This project will bring 300 jobs to the region during the three-year construction phase and 300 ongoing operational jobs, and boost local businesses as the demand for services, produce, tourist activities and staff flows through the economy," Mr Dick said.

"In response to government and community feedback on the draft EIS, the proponent addressed concerns about possible impacts to coral and amended their proposal to remove harbour infrastructure that would require dredging," the minister said.

"The proponent has also revised the resort's development layout in response to issues raised in submissions and no longer proposes new development in the national park."



$3m CBD project could get canned

premium_icon $3m CBD project could get canned

Councillor calls for other options to be put on table.

Watch out Gympie, venomous snakes are now on the move

premium_icon Watch out Gympie, venomous snakes are now on the move

An expert says she's seen more venomous snakes than ever this year.

5 things Gympie council will discuss today

premium_icon 5 things Gympie council will discuss today

Goomeri's facilities and council cash reserves also on the list.

Local Partners