Great Keppel Island Resort
|EIS status||Approved with conditions|
|Description||Redevelopment of Great Keppel Island Resort, including demolition of the existing resort and its replacement with a substantial low-rise, eco-tourism resort.|
|Proponent||GKI Resort Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Tower Holdings)|
|Location/s||Great Keppel Island, 12 km off the coast of Yeppoon, central Queensland. Map|
|Local Government/s||Rockhampton Regional Council|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|9 April 2021||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment’s variation to conditions ( 350 KB)|
|19 April 2018||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment’s variation to conditions ( 73 KB)|
|2 August 2016||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment’s variation to conditions ( 400 KB)|
|6 February 2014||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment’s variation to conditions ( 300 KB)|
|5 March 2013||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment’s approval of controlled action, subject to conditions.|
|1 March 2013||Coordinator-General's report on EIS ( 1.9 MB) released.|
|29 November 2012||Supplementary information to EIS ( 756 KB) submitted.|
28 July 2012 to|
7 September 2012
Public consultation on EIS.
|3 June 2011||Queensland Government's terms of reference for EIS ( 396 KB) released.|
|21 February 2011||Australian Government's EIS guidelines ( 4.96 MB) released.|
2 October 2010 to|
29 November 2010
Public consultation on:
|4 July 2010||Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|1 June 2010||Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|28 August 2009||Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration ( 213 KB)|
|17 July 2009||Application, including initial advice statement ( 2.46 MB), submitted.|
Read more about the EIS process.
GKI Resort's initial proposal (referred to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment on 22 September 2009) was rejected by the minister due to its unacceptable impacts on the environment.
In response, the proponent substantially revised the project before again referring it to the minister on 1 June 2010.
- Proposed Great Keppel Island eco-tourism resort project approved (2 March 2013)
- Major tourism proposal open for comment (27 July 2012)
For more information, visit the Great Keppel Island Revitalisation Plan website.
Last updated: 16 Mar 2023