The Queensland Government has approved The Star Gold Coast’s master plan to build an additional 3000 hotel rooms and apartments throughout the precinct.
Proposed by The Star Entertainment Group and its Hong Kong-based partners, Chow Tai Fook and Far East Consortium, the plan is estimated to inject more than $2 billion in tourism investment across South East Queensland.
It includes building four additional towers, new restaurant and bar precincts, increased entertainment options and new resort facilities.
Matt Bekier, managing director and CEO of The Star Entertainment Group, welcomed the government’s support for the project.
“The master plan in its entirety would see The Star Gold Coast boast more tourism accommodation than any other resort in Australia,” he said.
“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.”
The first phase of the master plan’s five new towers was approved in December 2016 and is currently under construction. The Dorsett hotel and apartments tower is expected to open in 2022.
The latest approval from the Palaszczuk Government allows for the full expanded master plan, which includes a further four towers and associated resort facilities on Broadbeach Island.
The Star has also committed to delivering these tourism investments with no extra poker machines.
“In addition to The Star Grand, The Darling and The Dorsett hotel tower, our expanded master plan provides the opportunity for another four towers and world-class facilities,” said Bekier.
“They would include a stunning recreational deck, water features and hero pools, a quality day spa, new dining precincts, more bars and cafes, exciting entertainment facilities, plus a nightclub where international acts can be showcased.
“The masterplan also looks at ways to enhance the connection of Broadbeach Island with Pacific Fair, the Gold Coast Convention Centre and the surrounding Broadbeach precinct.”