The Star Entertainment Group has launched a community information program as the first step in a major overhaul of its Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast.
A community information program will commence this month to canvas the proposed ongoing transformation of the site to deliver for the region a compelling and world-class integrated resort.
Information sessions will be held about a proposed new 200 metre hotel and apartment tower, construction of which could commence in 2017, and would take the current $345 million redevelopment at Jupiters to a potential mega-investment worth up to $850 million.
“We are firmly committed to the Gold Coast. We are already well advanced on transforming the property through the hotel refurbishment and new restaurants,” Mr Bekier said.
"Later this year we will rebrand to The Star Gold Coast as our new six-star all-suite tower takes shape. “In March we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with our Queen’s Wharf Brisbane partners Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium to co-invest in the proposed new tower and to investigate further development options in our master plan concept.
“This type of joint venture with our highly-credentialed partners has the potential to create a tourism asset on a significant scale that helps position the industry as an economic driver in Queensland.
“Importantly, with our vision for the Gold Coast together with Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, we will be able to leverage the unique tourism experiences both properties will offer.
This will provide an even broader benefit to the south-east Queensland region as a whole by encouraging more visitors to stay longer.