The proposal is for the expansion of the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, incorporating both construction and operation. There are three primary components to the proposal:
- increasing the capacity of the Resort from approximately 600 to 1200 guests per night through an increase from its current area of 3.74 hectares (ha) up to 6.84 ha;
- developing a new staff accommodation precinct of 2.3 ha immediately to the west of the existing Resort area, incorporating accommodation, recreational facilities and car and boat/trailer parking areas; and
- upgrading the site’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) using a membrane bioreactor package plant to a total maximum area of 0.36 ha.
The Resort is contained within Reserve 40727, also described as Lot 104 on Deposited Plan (DP) 28250. The expansion area and staff accommodation area are to be excised from the adjacent proposed Lot 105 on DP219786. The WWTP is within a portion of proposed Lot 103 on DP219786.