Hundreds of jobs created as Adelaide Casino expansion set to start


May 21, 2018 15:56:38

A $330 million redevelopment of the Adelaide Casino will create up to 800 ongoing jobs upon its completion, SkyCity Adelaide says.

Hansen Yuncken was on Monday announced as the builder of the project, which includes new gaming areas, a rooftop bar and a luxury hotel.

Work will begin next month.

The State Government gave the SkyCity Entertainment Group the go-ahead for the redevelopment last July.

Premier Steven Marshall said it would create jobs and grow the state’s economy.

“Most importantly, it’s going to give us better infrastructure and better facilities to attract interstate and overseas visitors to South Australia,” Premier Steven Marshall said.

“[The new hotel] will equal the best in Australia, if not be above it for this type of facility.”

Hansen Yuncken was part of a consortium that built the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

It also undertook the first Adelaide Casino development in 1985.

State manager Mark Rosenboom said the latest project would involve 1,000 construction professionals over its life, and create 800 permanent jobs on completion.

He said Hansen Yuncken would “work predominately with local contractors and suppliers to construct and fit out the 12-level development”.

Boost for South Australian tourism

Adelaide Casino general manager Luke Walker said he believed the expansion would create a “significant drawcard” for South Australia.

“The South Australian tourism industry has so much to offer interstate and international visitors, and the introduction of this new facility, complete with luxury hotel accommodation, outstanding food and beverage offerings and world-class entertainment spaces will help to attract high-end visitors to the vibrant Riverbank Precinct and to the state,” Mr Walker said.

The start date for the project comes after a number of delays, with SkyCity Entertainment Group previously indicating the build would begin in mid-2016.

Hansen Yuncken and SkyCity Adelaide said construction was scheduled for completion in 2020.

As part of the approval process, the Independent Gaming Authority and State Government said they had made it “very clear” the casino would have to “have systems in place to identify and prevent problem gamblers from accessing premium gaming areas”.

Mr Walker said those concerns were being addressed as part of the redevelopment.

“We have world-leading problem gambling services in place,” he said.

“It’s a full-time roster [of professionals], 24/7, to monitor and detect potential problems and we’ll be expanding that team.

“There’s two jobs being recruited currently.”







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