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$1.4 billion Ella Bay project gets green light

The site for the $1.4 billion tourism development, Ella Bay, near Innisfail in north Queensland.
The site for the $1.4 billion tourism development, Ella Bay, near Innisfail in north Queensland.

A MEGA tourism and residential development has been given the go-ahead for North Queensland.

The Queensland Coordinator-General gave the green light to the Ella Bay project, worth $1.4 billion, which has been before the State Government for seven years.

Queensland's biggest-ever tourism development, to be built near Innisfail, will consist of three resort precincts, four residential precincts, a retail village, an 18-hole golf course and a cassowary research and education centre on the site of a 450 hectare cattle property.

It is estimated the major development will take 15 years to build and generate $256 million per annum for the region.

But the final say will come down to the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke, who has been forwarded the plan.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the company behind the project, Satori, was also giving 62.8 hectares of land from the site to the State Government for national park.

"The developer has also proposed sustainability measures which include the project being totally water self-sufficient through rainwater capture and recycling, the use of renewable energy resources, with all power to be generated on-site, a number of environmental protection and management programs, and 'green' transport options on-site," he said.

The Coordinator-General's approval is subject to 38 conditions and Satori gaining all statutory state approvals, Commonwealth approval and meeting its commitments listed in the report.

Topics:  innisfail, tourism



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