Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description The proposal is to develop an integrated eco-resort including luxury hotel and residential accommodation, education and business facilities, rejuvenation, health and wellbeing services and adventure and recreation amenities.
Proponent Reever and Ocean Developments Pty Ltd
Location/s Approximately 20 kilometres north-west of Cairns and 4km west of Kuranda. Map
Local government/s Mareeba Shire Council
Investment $640m
Key features
  • a 5-star, 200-room eco-resort
  • an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse
  • a 3 or 4-star, 270-room resort
  • a central hub precinct, including retail and dining
  • approximately 380 residential villas
  • a tertiary education campus and sport facilities, with accommodation for up to 500 students
  • a health, rejuvenation and medical retreat, with up to 60 rooms
  • a nature based adventure park with zip lines, suspended bridges and rope ladders
  • a rainforest education centre
  • an equestrian centre and farm theme park.
Expected completion 2026
  • 545 (construction)
  • 600 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
Currently Draft EIS being prepared by proponent
13 April 2018 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 30 January 2019.
18 October 2016 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 651 KB).
27 August 2016 – 5 pm on 26 September 2016 Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation (PDF icon 288 KB).
12 July 2016 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 240 KB).
27 June 2016 The delegate for the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a ‘controlled action’ More information .
30 May 2016 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 49.4 MB), submitted.
24 May 2016 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.

Media releases

Read the Ministerial Media Statement – 12 July 2016

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