A significant revamp of Adelaide’s casino has begun with expectations the multi-million dollar development will create 1000 jobs during construction and a further 800 once completed.
The $330 million expansion by Auckland based Skycity Entertainment Group will add 123 luxury hotel rooms, new gaming facilities, three new bars and three additional signature restaurants.
The development, scheduled for completion in 2020, plans to deliver a world-class entertainment destination in South Australia, explains Adelaide Casino general manager Luke Walker.
“The investment Skycity Entertainment Group is making in the Adelaide Casino expansion is a vote of confidence for the South Australian economy and we hope it will lead to further private investment in the state’s tourism sector.
National builders Hansen Yuncken, who originally worked on the Casino in 1985, have been appointed to deliver a major component of the expansion works.
“This project is going to benefit the South Australian economy by attracting visitors to Adelaide and specifically the redeveloped Riverbank Precinct.”
Adelaide’s airport recently announced a $165 million expansion, unveiling plans to upgrade its international terminal, retail and restaurant offerings as part of its $1 billion masterplan approved by the federal government in 2015.
The casino expansion also coincides with the major redevelopment of Adelaide Festival Plaza which will create 16,500sq m of public space in the areas surrounding the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Railway Station, Adelaide Casino, Parliament House and Old Parliament House and Station Road.
The skycity Casino’s expansion works will include around 530 tonnes of structural steel, 2,100 tonnes of reinforcing steel, and 12,500 m3 of concrete.