LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch today described the proposed Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort at Yorkeys Knob as an enormous vote of confidence in Far North Queensland’s economy, and an indicator of the region’s future potential.
“The scale of this development is unprecedented. It’s the most important announcement in our region for decades,” Mr Entsch said.
“It’s a $4.2 billion investment which will bring genuinely world-class facilities to Cairns, and attract tourists from every corner of the globe.
“The flow-on effects of the Resort can barely be imagined yet Cairns Airport will see new airlines, the conference centre will attract delegations from across the Asia-Pacific region, the golf course will attract world-class tournaments, the stadium will attract sporting teams and events, and the list will continue to expand as we continue to discover the potential of this development,” he said.
“But the best news is that the resort will create 10,000 jobs on its own, and 16,000 more in the wider Cairns region.
“This boost to industry is sorely needed and long overdue, and I commend Tony Fung for having the confidence to make this investment.
“The Coalition recently released its 2030 Vision for Developing Northern Australia, and has committed $6.7 billion to fixing the Bruce Highway over the next decade, because we know the importance of a strong Far North Queensland for the Australian economy,” Mr Entsch said.
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