Aquis Resort at the Great Barrier Reef Project
|EIS status||EIS active|
|Description||Redevelopment of 343 ha of rural land into a large-scale integrated tourism resort.|
|Proponent||Aquis Resort at the Great Barrier Reef Pty Ltd|
|Location/s||13 km north of Cairns and 3 km south of Yorkeys Knob. Map|
|Local government/s||Cairns Regional Council|
|Investment||$8.15 billion over 2 stages:
Stage 1 includes:
Stage 2 includes
Have your say
Aquis Resort at the Great Barrier Reef Pty Ltd has prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Aquis Resort at the Great Barrier Reef.
The Coordinator-General has released the EIS for public and government agency comment.
You are invited to comment on the 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 5pm on 5 August 2014.
The EIS is available below.
Make a submission on the EIS from 21 June 2014 to 5 August 2014.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|21 June 2014 to 5 August 2014||EIS public consultation:|
|21 May 2014||Amended Final Terms of Reference ( 150 KB) to require assessment of Commonwealth and State matters released.|
|5 May 2014||Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Government requiring assessment under an accredited assessment process.|
|1 April 2014||Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|2 October 2013||Terms of reference ( 229 KB) released.|
|12 August 2013 to
9 September 2013
|Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.|
|1 August 2013||Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration ( 80 KB)|
|26 July 2013||Application, including initial advice statement ( 2.6 MB), submitted.|
For more information, visit the Aquis Resort at the Great Barrier Reef website.
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.