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Capricorn Integrated Resort

Project overview*

EIS statusEIS active
DescriptionDevelopment of a 1500-hectare integrated resort community.
ProponentIwasaki Sangyo Co (Aust) Pty Ltd
Location/s45 kilometres north of Rockhampton and 9 kilometres north-east of Yeppoon. Map
Local government/sLivingstone Shire Council
Investment$600 million
Key features
  • 300-room, five-star resort, including a golf course
  • caravan and recreational vehicle park
  • Wagyu cattle farm - for farm stays, cattle and sheep farming and educational activities
  • residential community of 8000 dwellings and village centre
  • conservation precinct
  • airstrip - for tourism, charter flights and a potential fly-in, fly-out hub
  • refurbishment of the existing 331-room Mercure Capricorn Resort (independent of EIS process).
Jobs
  • 8500 (construction over approximately 20 years)
  • 2160 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

DateActivity
25 May 2021Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 30 November 2022.
28 May 2020Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 1 June 2021.
29 May 2019Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 1 June 2020.
9 November 2017Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 30 May 2019.
16 November 2016Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 30 November 2017.
3 September 2015Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 30 November 2016.
16 September 2014Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 30 November 2015.
30 May 2014Released amended final terms of reference (PDF icon 436 KB) to require assessment of Commonwealth and State matters.
13 May 2014Commonwealth Government decides the project requires assessment under an accredited assessment process.
11 April 2014Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'. More information
17 February 2014Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 450 KB) released.
14 December 2013 to
27 January 2014
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
12 December 2013Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 122 KB)
26 November 2013Application, including initial advice statement, submitted

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Last updated: Tuesday, May 25, 2021