Riverbank precinct approved SkyCity’s AUD300m (US$211m) project, although there are a few conditions.
Australia.- The Development Assessment Commission is pleased with SkyCity’s proposal, as it said it was meets key objectives of the Riverbank zone and Entertainment Policy area. Adelaide Casino’s redevelopment will include the construction of an 11-storey building, an 80-room luxury hotel, new gaming areas, restaurants and cafes. The commission wants to ensure a visually discrete design that does not limit the views to the heritage-listed railway station building, which will probably result in further works. Construction is expected to begin mid-year.
Nigel Morrison, SkyCity’s CEO expressed: “The SkyCity Adelaide expansion will be a positive addition to the Festival Plaza redevelopment project that will bring both short-term and long-term employment to many South Australians across several industries. This new offering will help South Australia attract a bigger share of high-value international visitors.” Morrison believes the project would also help in the creation of “much-needed jobs and economic growth for South Australia.”