THE Star Gold Coast could soon be on a scale to compare with the largest integrated resorts in Las Vegas after being given the tick of approval to build four more towers in Broadbeach.
The State Government approved plans for the $2 billion expansion this week, revealing Gold Coast job creation and tourism investment as the driving force.
“Over the past four years Star has demonstrated its confidence in Queensland’s tourism outlook by making significant investments to drive economic growth and job creation on the Gold Coast,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said
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The development approval for the mega masterplan concept will see the construction of four new accommodation towers, each of which could create up to 1,800 jobs during construction – a total of about 7200 new jobs.
Between them, the towers and other resort facilities would create up to 3,000 ongoing operational jobs.
The new buildings would be an exciting addition to the already much-loved The Star Grand, luxury hotel The Darling and the under-construction The Dorsett hotel and apartments tower, which is due to be completed by 2022.
Managing Director and CEO of The Star Entertainment Group, Matt Bekier, today welcomed the Premier’s announcement of Government support for its future vision at the Gold Coast.
“Our vision is to be Australia’s leading integrated resort company and our plans for the Gold Coast are completely aligned with that positioning,” Mr Bekier said.
“The masterplan in its entirety would see The Star Gold Coast boast more tourism accommodation than any other resort in Australia.
“The 3000 hotel rooms and apartments would also exceed what the world-renowned Marina Bay Sands in Singapore offers, and be on a scale to compare with the largest integrated resorts in Las Vegas.”
It’s understood a “phased approach” is proposed for the development of the additional four towers and facilities.
“Our site at Broadbeach is the perfect location for continued development of tourism assets that will deliver to the Gold Coast an integrated resort capable of competing with the best on a domestic, regional and global basis,” Mr Bekier said.
“This would be a project of incredible scale, delivering substantial economic benefit to the State from jobs and increased tourism visitation.”