In 2013 the Queensland Premier announced the government's intention for two Integrated Resort Developments in regional Queensland with two casino licences on offer. Such developments can support major events and reinvigorate key locations across the state for entertainment and recreation to both locals and visitors alike.
Global Tourism Hubs (GTH) are a strategy for Queensland that delivers world-class tourism infrastructure. GTHs deliver catalyst projects (including Integrated Resorts) that support city building objectives and other complementary projects, while optimising the broader community gains – regional jobs, investment and associated flow-on developments.
The Queensland Government is working with private developer Grocon who will redevelop Parklands for use as the Commonwealth Games Village. Following the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ the Parklands redevelopment will form the key residential, commercial and retail part of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct. Early site works commenced in August 2014 and construction is scheduled for completion in late 2017.
In a joint partnership between the Queensland Government, City of Gold Coast and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, we are project managing delivery of venue infrastructure associated with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™.
We are leading delivery of the North Queensland Stadium project which is expected to generate up to 750 jobs throughout the design and construction stages, with a total project budget of $250 million.
The department is leading the infrastructure delivery of the new Queensland State Netball Centre, working in partnership with Stadiums Queensland. Located in Nathan this facility will support Queensland's netball community and also be a permanent home to the Queensland Firebirds.
Community hubs and partnerships provide opportunities for all levels of government, private and community sectors to collaborate and plan the integration of community services and facilities delivery.