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$300 million Adelaide Casino expansion approved

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A MAJOR $300 million expansion of Adelaide’s SKYCITY Casino in the heart of the city’s Riverbank Precinct has been approved.

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South Australia’s development approval authority has given today the green light to the project, which includes an 80-room luxury hotel, premium gaming spaces and signature restaurants.

It is the latest project to be given approval as part of a $5 billion revamp of the Riverbank Precinct along the River Torrens.

Other projects include a $600 million Festival Square including a 1600-space underground car park and 24-storey office tower, a $400 million expansion and renewal of the Adelaide Convention Centre and a $90 facelift to the Adelaide Festival Centre.

SKYCITY Chief Executive Nigel Morrison said the organization was

committed to developing a world-class, integrated entertainment destination in Adelaide, attracting both international and domestic visitors.

He said the heritage-listed Adelaide Railway Station Building, where the existing casino is situated, would remain intact under the approved plans. 

Construction is expected to begin mid year.

South Australian Housing and Urban Development Minister Stephen Mullighan said the development promised to be one of the jewels in Adelaide’s crown.

“The approval of this world-class development marks another milestone in the revitalisation of our Riverbank Precinct, which already boasts the iconic Adelaide Oval, Riverbank Footbridge and Convention Centre West Building,” he said.

“The casino expansion will further enhance this space, together with the second stage of the Convention Centre redevelopment, which is well underway, and the revitalisation of the Adelaide Festival Plaza.”

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