Skip to content

New tourism projects to grow industry and boost jobs

03 September 2020

The Queensland Government has invested $115 million in new tourism infrastructure to deliver 73 projects, leveraging nearly $200 million from the private sector and creating around 1800 jobs.

While COVID-19 has delayed completion of a number of projects, of the projects delivered in partnership with the Government, 24 have been built, with another 12 expected to be completed by Christmas.

The Government is partnering with the private sector to deliver the projects, investing in infrastructure aimed at growing the state’s tourism industry and creating jobs.
The $115 million invested in tourism attractions includes $25 million invested in rejuvenation projects on 12 Great Barrier Reef islands, benefitting operators in central and north Queensland.

Resorts on Wilson, Green, Bedarra, Lady Elliot, Orpheus, Hayman and Hamilton islands have reopened with new visitor infrastructure.

A further $25 million was committed in May for new tourism infrastructure.

Attractions open for the September school holidays include:

Attractions that will be open in time for Christmas 2020 include:

Attractions delivered recently include:

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat