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$583 million resort redevelopment to revitalise Lindeman Island

$583 million resort redevelopment to revitalise Lindeman Island
March 29, 2018

A $583 million redevelopment of the Lindeman Island resort has been given the green light after the approval of the project’s environmental impact statement.

Once operational, the project will see the island again become a premium eco-tourism resort able to accommodate over 550 visitors each night and more than 200,000 visitor days each year.

The development includes 169 villas, 136 suites and 20 apartments across 5 and 6-star resorts and tourist villa precincts, together with restaurants, a golf course, airstrip and improved marine access with construction taking approximately three and a half years.

One of seven developed islands in the Whitsundays, Lindeman Island’s existing resort closed after suffering considerable damage from Cyclone Yasi in 2011.

The development proposed by White Horse Australia Lindeman Pty Ltd, was approved by Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General who considered all the potential environmental impacts and set comprehensive conditions to minimise environmental impacts.

Praising the plan, Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick “we want tourists to enjoy the pristine habitat of the island, so the completed resort will utilise only around a fifth of the island with the undeveloped portion remaining the Lindeman Islands National Park.”

The Coordinator-General’s evaluation report confirms the project will generate a net benefit to the Great Barrier Reef in line with the Australian Government’s Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan.

Minister Dick added “Lindeman Island is located within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and the conditions will ensure the natural environment is protected through improved water quality and new wastewater capture and reuse systems.”

The design also ensures that stormwater and sewage treatment does not significantly affect the surrounding water quality and water is recycled and reused to an A+ recycled water standard.

The accommodation includes climatically responsive building design to minimise energy consumption, while all energy and water for the resort will be self-generated on site.

Construction is expected to begin in 2019.

For more information about the project visit www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/lindeman.

Images: An artist’s visualisation of the proposed Lindeman Great Barrier Reef resort, prepared by DBI Design (top) and the former Club Med on Lindeman Island (below).

26th July 2017 - LINDEMAN ISLAND RESORT PLAN WOULD SEE PRIVATISATION OF NATIONAL PARK

28th May 2017 - GREAT BARRIER REEF SEAGRASS RECOVERING FROM CYCLONE YASI

29th March 2017 - QUEENSLAND TOURISM INDUSTRY RALLIES FOLLOWING CYCLONE DEBBIE 

6th December 2016 - QUEENSLAND NATIONAL PARKS MINISTER ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION OF PROTECTED AREA ESTATE 

24th August 2015 - LINDEMAN ISLAND RESORT PROJECT MOVES FORWARD

7th June 2015 - TIRED ISLAND RESORTS HURT THE APPEAL OF GREAT BARRIER REEF TOURISM 

20th May 2015 - NEW OWNERS MOVE FORWARD WITH LINDEMAN ISLAND RESORT DEVELOPMENT

2nd February 2015 - CHINESE INVESTORS BUY DAYDREAM ISLAND 

2nd March 2013 - GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND RESORT REDEVELOPMENT GETS QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT APPROVAL 

11th August 2009 - HARM TO BARRIER REEF WOULD COST TOURISM $37 BILLION

28th April 2009 - FITZROY ISLAND RESORT GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP


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