Resort to put shire on the map
CHAIRMAN of the Boyne Tannum Country Club Andre Taute expects the new multi-million dollar resort planned for the site will firm the region as a tourist destination.
Calliope Shire Council has accepted a tender for an $800 million resort on the BITS Club premises and nearby land.
The resort, which will be the first for the immediate Gladstone region, will come complete with conference facilities and an 18-hole international standard golf course.
The council granted the tender to BT Joint Venture Group associated with Jean-Mic Perrine, Brett Cuthbert and David Shannon after a careful selection process.
"This will be one of the largest infrastructure projects seen in the region, following the completion of the Millennium Esplanade,'' Mr Taute said.
"As it develops it will be one of the most significant steps taken by council in conjunction with private enterprise to place the Boyne Tannum area on the regional tourist map.'' "It's contribution will be far fetching and bring many new employment opportunities and facilities to the area.''
Mr Taute said the board was looking forward to working closely with the successful consortium and council.
"I am confident the consortium will be consulting closely with members of the community to ensure a world class facility,'' he said.
He said the resort would feature an 80 bedroom hotel complex, bistros, poker machines, plusresidential and retirement accommodation.