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Project overview*

EIS status Determined that project can proceed subject to conditions
Description Integrated marina, resort hotel and residential community development.
Proponent Shute Harbour Marina Development Pty Ltd
Location/s 10 km south-east of Airlie Beach. Map
Local government/s Whitsunday Regional Council
Investment $252 million
Key features
  • 395-berth marina
  • 109-room hotel (up to five storeys)
  • commercial, retail and dining precinct
  • 49-allotment managed resort accommodation precinct
  • retirement resort comprising 70 apartments and a communal leisure centre
Jobs
  • 107 (construction)
  • 245 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
9 January 2014 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of controlled action, subject to conditions. More information
9 December 2013 Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 3.12 MB) released.
16 March 2013 to
29 April 2013
Additional information to EIS public consultation.
1 November 2008 to
15 December 2008
EIS public consultation.
15 June 2007 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 457 KB) released.
25 October 2006 to
27 November 2006
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
28 July 2006 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 172 KB).
27 July 2006 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
17 July 2006 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
2 June 2006 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 268 KB), submitted.

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Previous project

The project site has been subject to investigations for a previously declared coordinated project that did not proceed.