Tourism development land linked to Greg Norman up for sale

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The old Huntley Colliery, in Avondale, was to be turned into a golf course designed by the world famous sports star, as well as a hotel, driving range, recreational centre and high-end health spa.

However, these plans are now in limbo after VIG Huntley Golf Pty Ltd and VIG Huntley Pty Ltd – subsidiaries of Visionary Investment Group – went into liquidation in September.

Now, as the companies are wound up, liquidators have placed the 495-hectare land – located at 528-676 Avondale Road – up for sale.

He was flown in by helicopter to meet with numerous local leaders and Visionary Investment Group’s chief executive Michael Guo, for a “groundbreaking ceremony” to mark the start of work at the site.

Then, the golf resort – to be known as “Silkari at Avondale” – was spruiked as a chance to turn Dapto’s “amazing landscape” into “the best holiday experience on the planet, ever, period“, with the site’s architect likening it to the Daintree.

Big expectations: VIG's Michael Guo shakes hands with Greg Norman at the Silkari at Avondale groundbreaking ceremony in 2017. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

 Big expectations: VIG’s Michael Guo shakes hands with Greg Norman at the Silkari at Avondale groundbreaking ceremony in 2017. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

VIG was also in talks with the University of Wollongong about the establishment of a hospitality school and sports academy attached to the resort.

Mr Guo said he hoped the development would become “the pride of the Illawarra” and appeal to Wollongong residents, overseas tourists, “mums and dads and newlyweds and politicians”.

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