Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

$300 million redevelopment reveal for Paradise Palms site

POSTED ON September 21, 2020 @ 9:10 pm

A massive $300 million redevelopment of the site formerly known as Paradise Palms could start within months – if approved by Cairns Regional Council.

Lifestyle community

A masterplan released for the new Palms Collection development would see the 206-acre property transform into “one of the most liveable communities in Australia”, according to project proponents PPNQ Developments.

PPNQ Developments Managing Director Darren Halpin said the Palms Collection would deliver hundreds of jobs during construction and more upon completion, with work ready to start early next year.

Economy boost

Forecasts suggest it would inject an annual $34 million into the local economy, with its “magnificent” water park serving as a key tourist destination.

The new Palms Collection would include:

  • $11 million waterpark and adventure playground
  • New school
  • Large residential lots
  • Village hub including shops, restaurants, bars and function rooms
  • Caravan park
  • Motorhome precinct
  • Short-stay villas
  • Public walking and cycling trails

The redevelopment reveal comes after almost two years of discussion over what to do with the Kerrawa Beach property.

Course Closure

With the closure of Paradise Palms Golf Course in June last year, a local petition attracted thousands of signatures demanding the land be retained as green space.

The new plan would see 85 acres kept as open space for public use – about 30 per cent of the entire property.

“We really have tried to think of everybody with this latest masterplan and take on board over eighteen months’ worth of community feedback,” Halpin said.

“We are local and ready to get started. This is no pie in the sky idea, this project is shovel ready.

“We just need the people of Cairns to let Council know they want it, so we can get the approvals in place to commence work and get this exciting project underway.

“Let’s give the people of Cairns something to look forward to despite the tough economic times. What’s not to like about jobs, economic growth, an environmental showcase of our stunning surroundings and one of the best tourist and waterpark attractions this city has ever seen?”

The Development Application is currently before Cairns Regional Council and expected to be voted on by the end of October. If approved, construction is set to start in early 2021.

Source: Tropic Now

Related Articles:

Paradise Palms set to close to complete master plan

Comments are closed.

CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Marketing Central
Brookwater Golf & Country Club (1) Hero 13th hole

TROON: Golf Course Maintenance Cost...Optimizing In a New World


Gregg Patersson

Greg Patterson - Recognizing “Wonderful”

Funky But Wonderful By Gregg Patterson I’m an...

Australia's three biggest golf events postponed

McancelledAojor golf events

This summer’s premier golf events have been cancelled. PGA of Australia chief executive Gavin Kirkman, ALPG chief executive Karen Lunn and Golf...

Many play golf to release stress, new report indicates

golf’s mental wellbeing survey

New members at golf clubs say stress relief has been an important reason to join during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of...

GMANZ and New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Summit scheduled for 2021

2-Day Combined Summit and Fine Turf Seminar Auckland 13th-15th June 2021 Prospering in an unreal world In these uncertain times, it is...

​Golf Warehouse​ partnering with golf equipment manufacturer PowaKaddy​

European market-leading designers of electric trundlers was today added to Golf Warehouse’s portfolio. The NZ golf retailer will be the official distributor...

Many play golf to release stress, new report indicates

golf’s mental wellbeing survey

New members at golf clubs say stress relief has been an important reason to join during the ongoing COVID-19...

Ba Na Hills Golf Club wins Travellers’ Choice award

Ba Na Hills Golf Club

Ba Na Hills Golf Club, designed by Luke Donald, has been recognised as a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award-winner based...

Black Mountain Golf Club & Resort extends affiliation with European Tour Destinations

Black Mountain Golf Club

European Tour Destinations is delighted to announce that Black Mountain Golf Club and Resort, who have been members since...

Singapore’s Laguna National - A world-class golf experience

Laguna National Golf & Country Club is upping the ante on delivering a world-class golf experience with the debut...

Aussie golf legend Jack Newton reveals Alzheimer's diagnose

Australian golf icon Jack Newton has revealed he is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and has taken up a healthy...

Leishman Lager to go national with Walkinshaw promo partnership

Leishman lager

First Australian golf beer Marc Leishman and his brand Leishman Lager have partnered with leading golf distributor Walkinshaw Sports...