THE GOLD Coast looks likely to get a second casino, after the Queensland State Government approved a gaming licence for ASF Consortium’s proposed Broadwater Marine Project.
Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said ASF Consortium would be able to receive one of two gaming licences on offer if the project proceeded and met all the necessary environmental, planning and gaming licencing approvals.
A proposed $8.15 billion Aquis project in Cairns also received approval for a gaming licence.
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“The Queensland Government has identified that these projects have the greatest capacity to deliver the requirements for an integrated resort development in the regions, particularly the potential to attract interstate and international tourists as both these centres have international airports,” Mr Seeney said.
“These projects have the potential to create thousands of new jobs in these two key tourism centres.
“The ASF Consortium has indicated its Broadwater integrated resort and cruise ship terminal could create 1,300 construction jobs and more than 10,000 ongoing operational jobs.”
ASF Consortium must now submit a detailed proposal to the Government as part of the next phase of the licensing process.