JUPITERS Hotel & Casino has revealed over 1,500 contracting jobs will be needed to complete their $345 million redevelopment.
With construction already underway on a new pool area, exterior painting, and two new restaurants, Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg said more than 100 jobs in construction and operations were already on site.
“This is a significant project which will benefit local industry as we are not only completely transforming the existing facilities, but also adding a new six-star luxury hotel tower, new restaurants and bars over time, creating even more job opportunities,” said Geoff.
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Current work is being filled by local, family-owned companies such as Gold Coast painters Usher & Son, who are working on the external painting, and Stokes Wheeler, a construction company managing the pool renovations with origins in Queensland dating back to 1928.
Stokes Wheeler Managing Director John Wheeler says the majority of his tradespeople are from the Gold Coast.
“We’re proud to be working on such an iconic Gold Coast property but even prouder that the work we’re undertaking is staying with Gold Coast families.
Mr Hogg said Jupiters Hotel & Casino was committed to upholding its place as a Gold Coast icon.
“Working with Queensland and Gold Coast locals to evolve the property into a world-class contemporary resort ensures it continues to shine with community spirit. It’s an exciting time for Broadbeach and the Gold Coast with investment taking place across the city and 2018 Commonwealth Games preparations in full swing,” said Geoff.
While the redevelopment is underway, the hotel and casino will continue to operate as normal, with the works being staged over a three year period to minimise disruption to guests.
“Our five existing restaurants, gaming floors, hotel and theatre are still open for business. However, as with all developments, there comes some short term disruption but we promise the end result will be well worth it,” said Geoff.
PHOTO: Graham Lawton (Site Foreman) & Mark Warren (Project Manager) Stokes Wheeler.