A tropical island off Mackay that was once home to a Club Med resort is about to get another lease of life with plans for a new luxury hotel and event space.
Club Med on Lindeman Island closed its doors permanently closed its doors in 2012 after the devastation of ex-Tropical Cyclone Yasi in 2011.
The resort languished for year under the former Chinese tycoon owner, but Singapore-based Wells Smart Group now has plans to build a new 210-room luxury hotel with help from the state government’s Growing Future Tourism Fund.
The first stage of the development will include a 50m jetty slated for completion by 2025. The refurbishment of the five-star hotel complete will include a 100-person event space, restaurant and bar, in addition to a nine-hole golf course.
“We believe this grant is a great boost in confidence and will become a pivotal step towards the makeover of Lindeman Island resort,” Well Smart Group director Tony Jia told the Courier Mail.
“Club Med Lindeman Island was once an iconic destination for Australia but has been abandoned since 2012, it is very unfortunate to witness such a stunning island getting forgotten.
“The grant marks the beginning of an exciting journey, and we will proudly announce that Lindeman Island will become a beacon of sustainable development.”