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 $536.4m
Key features
  • a 5-star, 200-room eco-resort
  • a 4-star, 270 apartment hotel
  • 56 lifestyle villas
  • 286 premium villas and 2 multi units consisting of 60 units
  • 21 Queenslander lots
  • 25 glamping tents
  • a 12-hole golf course and clubhouse
  • a KUR-World retail, commercial and dining precinct
  • a tertiary education campus and sporting facilities, including campus accommodation
  • a health and wellbeing retreat, with up to 60 suites
  • a nature based adventure park with adventure activities, including zip-line
  • a rainforest education centre, including student accommodation
  • an equestrian centre and farm theme park, including glamping accommodation.
Expected completion 2028
  • 348 full-time and part-time construction jobs at peak
  • 970 FTE operational jobs

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Have your say

Reever and Ocean Developments Pty Ltd has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the KUR-World Integrated Eco-Resort project.

The Coordinator-General has released the draft EIS for public and government agency comment.

On 21 November 2018, the Coordinator-General extended the draft EIS submission period from 30 November 2018 to 14 January 2019.

You are invited to comment on the draft EIS, including the project’s potential environmental impacts and the effectiveness of measures proposed to manage those impacts.

The Coordinator-General will consider your submission as part of his evaluation of the project’s environmental impacts.

Submissions close at 5 pm on 14 January 2019.

Read and make a submission on the draft EIS.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
22 October 2018 to 14 January 2019

Draft EIS public consultation

21 November 2018 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 30 September 2019.
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

Read more about the EIS process.