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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    New Jupiters tower approved; construction to start in 2017

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    New Jupiters tower approved; construction to start in 2017

    A new 200-metre tall hotel and apartment tower at Jupiters Gold Coast has been approved by the Palaszczuk Government in a further boost to Queensland tourism and jobs.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said The Star Entertainment Group's commitment to a new tower, and its current transformation projects including a new six-star 17-storey hotel, was a combined investment of up to $850 million that would increase accommodation to almost 1400 rooms, generate more than 1000 jobs and increase Jupiters' workforce to approximately 2300.

    "This is another vote of confidence in Queensland and the Gold Coast as a must-visit tourism destination," the Premier said.

    Total visitors to the Gold Coast increased by 12% to 4.7 million last financial year with an estimated combined expenditure of $4.18 billion.  

    China is the largest source of international visitors to the Gold Coast with the number of visitors increasing by 33% to 267,000 last financial year. Overall visitor stays increased by 52% with the average length of stays increasing from 4.8 nights to 5.5.

    “My Government continues to work with The Star on its master plan, which could see the construction of a further four towers," the Premier said.

    The Premier said this investment was a commitment of confidence and jobs on the Gold Coast.

    "The Star has partnered with TAFE Queensland to establish a six-star International Hospitality Service program. This will provide hospitality training opportunities not only in preparation for the proposed expansion of Jupiters, but also for the increased visitor numbers for the Commonwealth Games," she said.

    Ms Palaszczuk said this was another exciting week for the Gold Coast with the attraction of international production Aquaman and more than 1000 direct and indirect jobs to the Gold Coast and confirmation the $320 million 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games venues program was on time and on budget. All competition venues are on track to be delivered at least 12 months ahead of the Games.

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