The plan to develop a “Global Tourism Hub” in Cairns, Queensland continues to advance, with the project to be put before a public consultation.
The proposed development is an integrated resort that will include a casino as well as multiple accommodation, dining, and entertainment options.
Speaking to local media, Kate Jones, the Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development, explained that the multi-purpose complex could be located anywhere inside a 70km radius of the city, but clarified that the government has selected a Cairns City Port site as the preferred location for the property.
The site includes four hectares of state-owned land on the city’s waterfront and is situated close to the existing Reef Hotel Casino.
The Queensland government has previously stated that a separate casino licence will be issued for the project, provided it the gains the necessary support.
Politicians have also pointed out that they will consider different proposals regarding the gambling portion of the complex, from expanding the existing gaming facility to the addition of a second casino.
Jones emphasised that the government will not move any forward with the plan until it receives feedback from residents.