A 63-storey mixed-use tower is set to become the latest addition to the Gold Coast skyline after $400 million plans were revealed.
The ‘Tower for Tourism’ project will boast a 210-room five-star hotel and 457 apartments, with construction set to kick off in the next few weeks.
It will be the second tower to make up part of The Star Gold Coast resort, and with the development creating 2,300 jobs, some are calling it “a welcome boost” for the Gold Coast’s tourism industry.
The Star Entertainment Group Chairman John O’Neil says the new tower will add an extra dimension to the Gold Coast at a time when overseas travel is not an option.
“This city has unique and appealing characteristics that make it an internationally sought-after tourism destination,” he says.
“Domestically, we all know how strongly the Gold Coast resonates as a premier holiday location, particularly for those from the southern states.”
Proposals to create a day spa and wellness centre are being considered while more than 1,200sqm of retail facilities will feature in the new tower when combined with the adjoining Dorsett hotel and apartment tower.
Queensland Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe says the new tower will be a massive lift for the state’s economy.
“Today’s decision to proceed with a second mixed-use tower for locals and visitors shows confidence in Gold Coast tourism’s economic recovery,” he says.
“Construction of the tower is expected to deliver 1,800 direct and indirect jobs and, once operational, another 500 job opportunities across The Star Gold Coast.”
A subtropical recreational deck with gardens, a lagoon, al fresco dining facilities and private cabanas also forms part of the dynamic project.