Premier Steven Marshall today welcomed news that SkyCity Entertainment Group will partner with local building company Hansen Yuncken to deliver the majority of works for the $330 million Adelaide Casino Expansion.
The new State Liberal Government is committed to developing the Riverbank Precinct, with the Premier vowing to ensure this entertainment, sporting and cultural precinct fulfils its immense potential.
“Today’s SkyCity announcement is another important step along the path to developing a world class entertainment precinct on the banks of the River Torrens,” said Premier Steven Marshall.
“I congratulate Hansen Yuncken for securing this project, and commend them for their commitment to work predominantly with local contractors and suppliers for construction.
“Economic investment and jobs growth that delivers is a priority for my government.
“The Adelaide Casino expansion will complement the billions of dollars that have and will be invested in the Adelaide Oval, the Convention Centre, the Festival Centre and the Festival Plaza.
“The State Liberal Government is committed to ensuring that the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct is a hub of vibrancy and becomes a powerful draw card for local, interstate and overseas visitors.
“The SkyCity development will provide luxury accommodation and premium gaming within a stones throw of international cricket, AFL football, opera, theatre and dance.
“This investment is not only good for the Riverbank precinct but great news for the South Australian economy more broadly and a real vote of confidence in Adelaide.
“More investment means more jobs for South Australians, and the good news is that the delivery of this project requires skills across a wide range of sectors including building, construction and hospitality.”
SKYCITY have estimated that their casino expansion will deliver 300 on site construction jobs at its peak, with more than 1000 people involved in the build over the life of the project and then 800 permanent jobs on completion.