The Gold Coast Integrated Resort is the largest and most exciting tourism project on the Gold Coast in decades. It will provide a new global waterfront destination and world-class coastal icon, elevating the city’s status on the world stage.
The project features a world-class casino, iconic waterfront piazza, multiple five and six star hotels, signature restaurants, theatres, shows and entertainment, luxury and boutique retail precincts, serviced residences and conference facilities.
Located on a site less than 3% of The Spit, the project unlocks an unused piece of land between Sea World and the Gold Coast Fisherman’s Co-operative. It creates a new waterfront precinct accessible to locals and visitors alike. Since early 2014, ASF has been working with Queensland Government, City of Gold Coast, key stakeholders and the community, seeking their input and feedback about the Project.
The project will reinvigorate The Spit and attract an estimated 1.5 million additional tourists each year. It will grow the tourism market, meaning significant new tourists coming to the Gold Coast. Over 13,000 new jobs will be created during the construction and operation of the project.
This means thousands of jobs for the local community. With construction likely to occur after the Commonwealth Games, this means local jobs can be retained. Source by Gold Coast Integrated Resort.
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Architects: Blight Rayner
Principal: Michael Rayner, Jayson Blight
Consortium Team: ASF Group, Crown Resorts (unconfirmed),
Public realm improvements: Extensive foreshore redevelopment, possible bridge to Southport, 1200-seat Broadwater amphitheatre
Infrastructure: Vehicle traffic bridge to Southport, Cruise terminal plans have been axed
Casino operator: Crown Resorts
Number of new hotels: 3
Apartments: unknown at this stage
Expected final spend: $3 billion
Status: Concept stage
Images: Blight Rayner, Courtesy of ASF
Article by Marco Rinaldi