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Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description The redevelopment and expansion of the existing resort at Lindeman Island
Proponent White Horse Australia Lindeman Pty Ltd
Location/s 40 km south east of Airlie Beach on the mainland and approximately 15 km south east of Hamilton Island. Map
Local government/s Mackay Regional Council
Investment $600 million
Key features
  • approximately 335 suites and villas across five resort precincts
  • a central village comprising retail outlets, restaurants, bars and facilities to support the complex
  • a 50 berth marina
  • an upgrade of the existing private airstrip
  • reconfiguration of land tenure around the resort including revocation of an area of National Park
  • environmental enhancements including coral planting, a GBR educational centre, nature reserve and vegetation replanting programs.
Expected completion 2020
  • 300 (average per year during construction)
  • 300 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
Currently Draft EIS being prepared by proponent.
2 February 2017 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 20 February 2018.
21 August 2015 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 307 KB) released.
30 May 2015 to 3 July 2015 Draft terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 685 KB) public consultation.
19 May 2015 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 254 KB).
07 May 2015 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'.
06 May 2015 Coordinated project application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 27.8 MB), submitted.
9 April 2015 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.

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