Mercure Capricorn Resort Photo Contributed
Mercure Capricorn Resort Photo Contributed Contributed

Yeppoon resort environmental impact statement released

THE proposed $600 million Capricorn Integrated Resort near Yeppoon has moved to the next stage after the Coordinator-General released the final terms of reference for the project's environmental impact statement (EIS).

Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the potential project was an exciting tourism venture that could create more than 20,000 jobs. 

"The proponent, Iwasaki Sangyo Co, aims to construct a new 300-room, 5-star resort with fine dining and recreational facilities on the southern side of its existing Mercure Capricorn Resort," Mr Seeney said.

Member for Keppel Bruce Young welcomed this next step in the process for the potential Capricorn Resort.