AMBITIOUS plans to develop the Shute Harbour Marina in the Whitsundays will finally go to the people this weekend.

The $252 million project would include 395 marina berths, hotel, retirement resort, cyclone shelter and indigenous cultural centre.

It would create 107 jobs during construction plus another 245 once it opens.

There would be six weeks of discussions on the "supplementary environmental impact statement" - an updated document showing what it will mean for the Airlie Beach region and surrounds.

The application for the project was first lodged in June 2006.

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said the development would be "world class".

"It will provide a stronger community heart for Shutehaven residents and a broader range of facilities for visitors to Shute Harbour," Mr Seeney said.

Those wanting to have a say, can read the report online at dsdip.qld.gov.au/shute-harbour-marina.

Public consultation closes at 5pm on April 29.



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