Proposed Eco-Luxe Development Resort in Buderim, The Badderam, Gets Approval

The Badderam, Buderim’s controversial eco-luxe development gets the green light despite Council’s recommendations to refuse the project in 2017.

Hailed as a game-changer for the coastal region, the Badderam promises to deliver Queensland’s first zero-waste eco-resort.

Photo credit: Facebook/The Badderam Resort

The resort boasts 125 eco-luxe accommodations with three in-house restaurants, wellness day spa with 10 treatment rooms, yoga studio, gym, beauty studio, a library, and relaxation room.

The multi-million-dollar resort aims to provide an immersive luxury ecotourism experience while preserving Buderim’s natural character. It will showcase Indigenous, pioneering, and agricultural histories in a picturesque setting amidst the charming beauty of Sunshine Coast.

Photo credit: Facebook/The Badderam Resort

As a first zero-waste eco-resort, the Badderam targets to be completely off-the-grid in five years by being fully powered by solar energy and taking advantage of water conservation.

The resort will have natural and environmental features such as food foraging gardens, bee hives, landscaped gardens, and open relaxation areas and lawns.

Photo credit: Facebook/The Badderam Resort

For nature lovers, the resort will also feature outdoor fire pits and stargazing lounges, boardwalks, bridge and water features as well as waterfall with rope bridge crossing.

The luxury services of the Badderam will include  24-hour room service, Kids Club Crèche, Cookery School, Chauffeur Service, and Tesla electric vehicle fleet for complimentary guest usage.

Despite some objections to the development, a number of supporters are excited to have the Badderam at Buderim as it offers a bright future to the community.