Keith Williams dies at age 82

Keith Williams photographed in 2004. (Courtesy
Keith Williams photographed in 2004. (Courtesy Robert Rough

Queensland's legendary tourism developer Keith Williams has died on the Gold Coast after a series of strokes.

The 82-year-old's passing is being mourned by industry leaders who credit him with laying the foundation stones for the state's tourism industry.

His death was confirmed by the owners of Sea World, the iconic Gold Coast theme park he built in 1971.

Mr Williams also developed resorts on Hamilton and Daydream islands in the Whitsundays, and at Port Hinchinbrook between Cairns and Townsville, helping shape the face of Queensland tourism.

The man who carried on a life-long love affair with luxury super yachts also built international raceways in Adelaide and at Carrara on the Gold Coast.


Topics:  gold coast sea world tourism whitsundays

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