The Whitsunday region has seen the reopening of the Hayman Island Resort under InterContinental Hotel Group. The resort has just completed a $135 million refurbishment.
Over the pat few months, the region has welcomed the $100m Daydream Island Resort redevelopment, the $6.3m Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation and the $135m Hayman Island. The Whitsunday Coast Airport is in the final stages of their $40m runway and terminal upgrade which is due for completion in September 2019.
Tourism Whitsundays CEO Tash Wheeler believes the Whitsundays is definitely back on the map.
“It no secret that our region has had a tough 18 months however seeing all these redevelopments come to fruition over the past couple months and with many more still to come it really is reinvigorating our region; this is an exciting time for the Whitsundays,” Wheeler said.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said the Council were delivering over $200 million of new and improved infrastructure across the region to cater for the region’s next growth boom.
“From the outback Pit Pony capital of Australia at Collinsville, to the beautiful bays and beaches of Bowen, the Barra fishing mecca of the world at Lake Proserpine and Airlie Beach where the adventure begins, The Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef really is a unique part of the world.”
Wheeler commends the Whitsunday Regional Council on their commitment to redevelopment and infrastructure.
“It’s great to see the Whitsunday Regional Council under the helm of Mayor Andrew Willcox are committed to the development and redevelopment of local infrastructure, they continue as a council to have a strong focus on the investment of tourism. We believe this will only help to enhance our visitors’ experiences in the Whitsundays.”