The evolution of Monte Christo station

THE site for the proposed Turtle St Resort was bought in 1976 by a group of US investors headed by the current owner's father, Mr W. Reigal.

He purchased the Monte Christo cattle station - which covered two thirds of Curtis Island - with the view to eventually constructing a tourism resort.

The cattle station had been used as a cattle breeding and fattening property for almost 150 years.

The development of the site at Black Head has faced a number of setbacks and delays over the 25-years, and so the latest plans in the development are smaller in scale.

Queensland Resort Enterprise - the company running the project - has secured a 100-year lease of the land from the State Government.

>> READ MORE: Construction to start in December for Curtis Island resort



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