Central Queensland receives $600m tourism boost
Property investment in central Queensland may become more appealing with the proposal of a $600 million eco-resort on Great Keppel Island.
The multimillion dollar project, which opened for public comment yesterday (July 30), would become one of the country's biggest tourism projects.
The 12-year-long construction period would boost the local employment sector and the finished project would create thousands of jobs from the resort's operation.
Jeff Seeney, state deputy premier and minister for state development, infrastructure and planning, said: "Should this project proceed it will be important for both the construction and tourism industries, with more than 400 building jobs annualised over the 12-year construction period and the possibility of more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs for an operation resort."
If given the green light, the development may interest people looking for a commercial property investment, with the local tourism industry set to benefit from the resort.
The multimillion dollar investment would comprise of more than 1,000 eco-resort villas and apartments, a 250-berth marina, a ferry terminal, staff accommodation, a yacht club, a 35-suite hotel and restaurants and conference facilities.
Public comment on the project is open for submission until September 7.