3200 Gladstone region construction jobs stalled for months
Hummock Hill Island's $950 million development is about four months behind schedule as it has been stalled with the Queensland Government.
Project manager John Kelly originally wanted to start construction in December which would create more than 3,200 jobs to complete the island resort.
He said the project was waiting for the state coordinator-general before moving the process to Gladstone Regional Council for approval.
Earlier this month the coordinator-general extended the expiry date of the environmental impact statement from May 28, 2016 to May 28, 2017.
"We have been trying to get this going for 19 years so we are used to waiting," Mr Kelly said.
"You just keep persisting and it'll happen."
The 456ha site is expected to include two hotels, a health spa, residential development, airstrip and helipad.
Once the project is built it is expected to employ about 700 permanent staff.
The project has plans to bring a total of 1200 residents who live on the island 30km south east of Gladstone.
It was first referred to the Commonwealth Minister for Environment on January 3, 2006 and was approved by the minister Greg Hunt on November 27 2015.