Lindeman approval

Lindeman approval

THE Queensland Government has given the green light to a $583 million redevelopment of Lindeman Island Resort that will accommodate up to 550 guests in five and six-star accommodation.

The high-end eco-tourism plan involves 169 villas, 136 suites and 20 apartments, along with restaurants, a golf course, an airstrip and marine access, with construction expected to take three and a half years (TD 24 Jul).

The resort has been closed since 2011 when it was extensively damaged by Cyclone Yasi.

Queensland Development Minister Cameron Dick said the revived resort would attract 200,000 people each year.

Source: traveldaily