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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Capricorn Integrated Resort redevelopment EIS progresses

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Capricorn Integrated Resort redevelopment EIS progresses

    The Palaszczuk Government welcomes Iwasaki Sangyo Company’s commitment to progress its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its proposed $600 million Capricorn Integrated Resort Development.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga met with Iwasaki Sangyo President Mr Yoshitaro Iwasaki in Brisbane today to discuss the project, which is being facilitated by the Queensland Government’s Coordinator-General.

    The proponent estimates the redevelopment will support 19,000 jobs over 20 years.

    “Work is underway on the EIS for the project and Mr Iwasaki advises the EIS work will be completed this year,” the Premier said.

    Mrs Lauga said the Capricorn Resort has been an iconic tourist destination and the community looks forward to the redevelopment.

    “I am pleased that work on the EIS for the proposed $600 million redevelopment of the Capricorn Integrated Resort is progressing well,” she said.

    “The EIS will be comprehensive plan to provide for a sustainable redevelopment of the resort and support thousands of jobs in our region.”

    Member for Rockhampton and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Economic Development Mr Bill Byrne also met with Mr Iwasaki and representatives of the company.

    The proposed redevelopment includes:

    • 300-room, five-star resort, including a golf course, caravan and recreational vehicle park
    • refurbishment of existing 331-room Capricorn Resort
    • Wagyu cattle farm
    • residential community of 8000 dwellings and village centre
    • conservation precinct
    • airstrip

    Media contact: Kirby Anderson (Premier’s office) 0417 263 791