During the construction period, the Resort is estimated to create 5,348 total direct job years during construction. The employment multiplier effects from the additional construction jobs would result in further employment of 8,568 job years throughout Townsville and the broader region. The proposed resort is projected to create some 3,750 jobs directly across the region across the various stages. A further 3,986 jobs would be created indirectly throughout Townsville and the broader Queensland economies on an ongoing basis. Operational personnel are expected to be needed in diverse occupations, such as:
Critical mass enables the creation of a workforce development plan to ensure a structured approach to skills and career development. Local educational institutions are likely to play an important role in this regard. Furthermore, the resort’s Pan Asia positioning also opens up career paths for people from across the Asia Pacific to experience work in North Queensland, and for North Queenslanders to gain international working and career opportunities.
When fully developed, the resort expects to accommodate 1,200,000 guests each year (65% occupancy), adding a new layer of accommodation capacity to the region. The integration of the resort with local industry and businesses will create sustained spin-off employment opportunities, with expansion of tourism and product providers access to new customers, contributing to a strong and resilient economy.
An international equestrian centre reaches directly to the growing world of horse riding in China (and Asia generally). Ancillary industries can be expected to emerge as a result of this connection. These industries could include event exchanges, horse fairs, horse exports, breeding, agistment, as well as training and tuition (events, show jumping, dressage etc.).