Green light for Logan River resort
Published: 22 February 2017
The biggest tourism infrastructure project in Logan’s history has been given the go ahead by Logan City Council.
Council today approved the proposed Lakes resort development on the banks of the Logan River at Carbrook.
The 1500-unit resort proposal from Queensland company Australian SN International Investment Group has also received State Government support.
Once completed, The Lakes is expected to create around 600 jobs and annually inject $53 million dollars into the region’s economy.
Planning and Development Committee Chairperson, Councillor Russell Lutton, said it was a great day for the region.
“This is exactly the kind of investment that will drive Logan’s tourism economy into the future,’ Cr Lutton said.
“It will create jobs and provide Logan with a world-class waterfront drawcard not unlike Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.
“I have no doubt it will provide the stimulus for more tourism investment in the region.”
The resort will feature a five star hotel, a convention centre, a restaurant and bar, sports facilities, a chapel and moorings for yachts and powerboats.
Cr Lutton said every effort will be made to ensure the development has minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
“The planning and assessment of this project has been one of the most thorough Council has undertaken,” Cr Lutton said.
“The development complies with all relevant State and Logan City Council planning and environmental regulations and the proposed vegetation rehabilitation will actually enhance the site’s ecological state.
“There will be no long-term accommodation on the site so traffic impacts will be manageable.”
Upgrades to Riedel Road, the Riedel Road intersection and the Redland-Beenleigh Road will be included as part of the development.
The Lakes sits on the site of an abandoned prawn farm upstream of the Logan River mouth.
“This is a great example of the potential to transform under-utilised areas into job creating projects,” Cr Lutton said.
“We look forward to working with the developer and the community to ensure that The Lakes is an asset the region can be proud of.”