Aquis News

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    Aquis Extends Options Over Yorkeys Knob Site

    Gaming and real estate development group Aquis has confirmed its commitment to the Aquis at the Great Barrier Reef Resort after today exercising its right to extend Call Option Deed (“the Deeds”) agreements over the site at Yorkeys Knob, north of Cairns. The Deeds cover 11 separate land holdings controlled by six different land owners […]

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    Aquis Appoints Former Jupiters Managing Director As A Consultant

    Gaming and real estate development group Aquis is pleased to announce the appointment of former Jupiters Hotel and Casino Managing Director Aaron Gomes as a Senior Consultant – New Projects. Mr Gomes was Managing Director of Jupiters from October 2012 to June 2014. He was responsible for all operations of the property, including overseeing more […]

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    Aquis Appoints Project Director

    The Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Cairns-based engineer and project manager Pat Flanagan to the position of Project Director. As the Chairman of Flanagan Consulting Group, Mr Flanagan has played a central role in the project to date, including the successful development and approval of Aquis’ Environmental Impact […]

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    Open Letter To The Cairns Community

    I would like to thank the community once again for the overwhelming support you have shown for my vision for the AQUIS integrated resort at Yorkeys Knob. The high level of support I and my team have received, both privately and publicly from individuals and organisations, has brought me tremendous satisfaction and galvanised my commitment […]

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    Aquis Makes Beefy Donation To Local Charity

    THE developers behind the Aquis Casino and Resort project have donated 200 kilograms of beef to a local charity to provide meals to homeless youth. The Fung family has donated the beef, from  cattle on their private property near Cairns, to the Carinity Youth Harald¹s House. Carinity Youth Harald¹s House opened its doors this year and […]

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    Public Notification Period Ends for Aquis EIS

    THE highly anticipated Aquis Casino and Resort at Yorkeys Knob has reached another important milestone with the completion of the public notification period for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Members of the community, local stakeholders as well as state and local government agencies were invited to comment on the EIS over a six week period with submissions […]

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    Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney Visits Aquis Site

    Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney recently toured the Aquis site for the first time to encourage locals to make their submission on the EIS. Aquis CEO Justin Fung met with Mr Seeney as well as the Member for Barron River Michael Trout and the Member for Cairns Gavin King in late July to see first […]

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    Meet the experts – Neil Collins

    Meet Neil Collins. Neil is Aquis’ principal advisor in providing expert assessment in flooding, water quality and coastal processes. With over 33 years experience and a lead role in advising on some of the country’s largest infrastructure projects, Neil was perfectly suited to assess our unique development. Below is a snapshot of his professional profile: Position […]

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    Aquis Recognises Aboriginal Heritage With New Agreement

    THE Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort has pledged to protect and manage the Aboriginal cultural heritage on the proposed site of the $8.15 billion integrated resort at Yorkeys Knob under a new formal agreement. The world-class integrated resort has prepared a Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act of 2003. Aquis […]

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    Have your say on Aquis

    The public has been invited to comment on an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed $8 billion Aquis Resort at Yorkey’s Knob near Cairns. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Coordinator General’s release of the proponent’s EIS for public feedback was an important step in the environmental […]

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