Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description The redevelopment and expansion of the existing resort at Lindeman Island
Proponent White Horse Australia Lindeman Pty Ltd
Location/s 40 km south east of Airlie Beach on the mainland and approximately 15 km south east of Hamilton Island. Map
Local government/s Mackay Regional Council
Investment $583 million
Key features
  • redevelopment and expansion of the existing resort to include a 5 star Beach Resort, 6 star Spa Resort, a 5 star Eco Resort and Tourist Villa Precincts
  • facilities including a conference centre, beach club, restaurants and lounges
  • a central village precinct comprising restaurants, bar, night club, conference facility buildings, arrival centre, shops, sport and recreation centre and a staff village
  • expansion of the current services area including power generation (solar with diesel back-up), sewage treatment and water treatment
  • existing airstrip and golf course upgrades
  • upgrade to the existing jetty and additional moorings
  • Ecotourism facilities - a National Park and Great Barrier Reef Educational Centre
  • environmental enhancements - native vegetation replanting, improvements to stormwater management and a shift towards renewable energy sources are proposed; the rearrangement of lease boundaries, including revocation of part of the Lindeman Island National Park.
Expected completion 2020
  • 300 (per year during construction)
  • 300 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
19 December 2017 The Coordinator-General accepted the draft EIS as the final EIS and is now preparing his EIS evaluation report.
18 October 2017 Additional information for the EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
22 July to 4 September 2017 Draft EIS public consultation
2 February 2017 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 20 February 2018.
21 August 2015 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 307 KB) released.
30 May 2015 to 3 July 2015 Draft terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 685 KB) public consultation.
19 May 2015 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 254 KB).
07 May 2015 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'.
06 May 2015 Coordinated project application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 27.8 MB), submitted.
9 April 2015 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.

Further information

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