Survey kicks off for Great Keppel Island connection
Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga, who pledged $25 million for the connection leading up to the last election, described the project as game-changing.
Mrs Lauga said providing affordable and reliable power and water would support existing tourist operators to become more sustainable and grow, while also supporting new and expanded tourism ventures on the Island.
Late last year Singapore-based company Wei Chao purchased
970ha of land on Great Keppel Island, off Yeppoon, off Tower Holdings.
Current development approvals for the site include a 250-room beachfront hotel, 300 luxury apartments, 285 luxury villas, 9000sq m of retail space and a 250 berth marina.
Mrs Lauga said the marine survey would also involve survey work on Great Keppel Island working 5m either side of the proposed water main alignment.
“The survey will record all features including signs, fencing, road furniture, major vegetation, topography and changes in grade along the alignment,” she said.
“This is another positive step forward in the revitalisation of Great Keppel Island and a huge boost of confidence for the region.”
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