The plans to create an £80m prehistoric landscape filled with robotic dinosaurs in a former quarry pit in Portland suffered a major setback in February with the death of chief executive Michael Hanlon.
However the project's board is pressing forward with the project, with support from Sir Tim Smit and Sir David Attenborough.
The 40m-deep quarry would feature a 103.6m glass roof designed by Renzo Piano, to help recreate the climate of 140 million years ago. It will also house robotic swimming plesiosaurs, fossils and interactive displays. Typical plants from the era include cycads, tree ferns and conifers such as Araucaria (monkey puzzle tree).
The total area allocated for Jurassica will be around 80 acres including a large area of public open land that will be sensitively managed on an ecological basis.
Local newspaper the Dorset Echo reports a new business advisory group has been formed, to "brief the project on business developments in the county, and help with communication to businesses within the region". A £10,000 grant will help the group's work, with an aim of securing planning permission in 2017.