“It is my enduring pleasure to have been a close professional colleague of Gary Hunt for over thirty years.
During that long period, Gary has acted in the capacity of town planner, architect and strategic adviser to companies of which I was (and am) a director on a number of major development projects in North Queensland.
In addition to his formidable architectural design skills, Gary brings a wealth of experience and diplomacy in dealing with the myriad of government agencies and the vital Community Consultation advocacy. He is a crucial member of the consulting team, and is universally respected and trusted by our joint clients.”
Don Morris AO
Doctor of the University, Griffith University
Former Chair Tourism Queensland, 2007 – 2012
Former Chair Australian Tourist Commission 1996 – 2000
“Gary Hunt and I were partners in a company with Christopher Skase/Qintex to develop the Sheraton Mirage Resort in Port Douglas.
We worked closely together to develop the initial Master Plans and Hotel concepts that were submitted to the Queensland Government as part of our successful tender prior to entering into a relationship with Skase’s entities for the development of the property – part of which I owned and subsequently sold to Qintex.
Gary has an excellent understanding of the Tourist Industry and equally importantly the testing conditions of designing for the tropical climate.
We have worked together on numerous projects for some 30 years and I have no hesitation in commending Gary and Hunt Design as Architects and Master Planners that provide exemplary service and masterly design capabilities.”
Developer – Port Douglas
“Gary and I master planned the $750M Port of Airlie Project and built most of the buildings there including the hotel. In short we have worked extensively on large and complex projects within complicated planning and community environments.
He is extremely professional, grasps things quickly and has a degree of pragmatism and flexibility not often found amongst his tribe. He understands costs and works well with builders. We drive a project team where things arrive on budget and he gets that. Built on top of that he is a great creative talent. A true visionary.”
“Our experience with Hunt Design on Orpheus Island has been exemplary. We are delighted with the completion of the South Suites which have seen a doubling of our room rates and extremely positive feedback from our discerning high-end guests. We are working with Hunt Design to bring our North Suites up to a similar standard and also doing a soft refurbishment to the main dining and recreation Pavilion.
On nearby Pelorus Island the Morris Group wish to construct and operate what is arguably going to be Australia’s most sought after private Lodge. The concepts from Hunt Design have received outstanding acceptance from our clientele, including movie stars and European Royalty, when shown early presentations to test our target market acceptance.”
Ross Penegar & Jennifer Fitzmaurice
Orpheus Island Lodge
“The head of Hunt Design, Gary Hunt, provided development advice to our company and was responsible for establishing connections with Local, State and Federal Government Departments.
Hunt Design produced a number of master plans and architectural concepts in response to our various briefs to explore different development scenarios.
We have enjoyed a close working relationship and his advice to our Chinese based Directors is highly regarded. Hunt Design have shown their technological capabilities are very well developed to provide my Directors with easily understood plans and 3D imagery.”
General Manager (Retired)
White Horse Australia