News

GKI one of six vying for casino licence in regional Qld

gki03a Tower Holdings Chairman and CEO Terry Agnew on Great Keppel Island. MEGAN LEWIS ml03/0909/1
gki03a Tower Holdings Chairman and CEO Terry Agnew on Great Keppel Island. MEGAN LEWIS ml03/0909/1

GKI RESORT has been named as one of six parties wanting a casino in regional Queensland, but it will be mid-2015 before successful bids are announced.

A list of interested parties for up to three Integrated Resort Developments in the state was today released by the Queensland Government.

Six formal Expressions of Interest were submitted for the Queens Wharf in Brisbane and six were submitted for two spots in regional Queensland.

"It's important to understand that the Government is seeking truly world-class proposals that meet the state's objectives and requirements for Integrated Resort Developments," Deputy Premier and State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Jeff Seeney said.

"Despite their enthusiasm, not all of the proponents listed today will receive a licence."

Mr Seeney said the list of development consortia released today will be further refined later this year when the process enters the Request for Detailed Proposals stage. 

Mr Seeney said his department will now consider the EOI applicants to prepare a final short-list by the middle of this year.

"That is when we will ask short-listed applicants to being preparing fully-fledged proposals for submission by late 2014.

"The final stage of contract negotiations is expected to run into early next year with a decision on who will receive licences expected by mid-2015."

Where would you like to see a casino in regional Queensland?

This poll ended on 25 April 2014.

Aquis, Yorkys Knob, north of Cairns - 8%

Airlie Beach (China- Australia Entrepreneurs Consortium Pty Ltd) - 8%

South of Proserpine (Fullshare International proposal is 26kms south of Proserpine) - 8%

Great Keppel Island - 46%

Nergang, Gold Coast (Eastern Success Pty Ltd) - 0%

Broadwater, Gold Coast, (ASF Consortium) - 6%

Say No to Casinos - gambling is evil - 21%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  casino, state government




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Where are the polling booths in Flynn?

Voting at St Pauls Hall at the Lismore Presbyterian Church on Saturday.

Need to find out where you can vote in Flynn?

Where are the polling booths in Capricornia?

EARLY BIRDS: Official results show more voters pre-polled at the State election.

Need to find out where you can vote in Capricornia?

Strange Politics: Your 2016 election day survival guide

Everything you need to know to ensure minimal inconvenience.

Latest deals and offers

Election 2016

The Morning Bulletin asks people what they would do if they were the Member for...

Firecom Central

Firecom officer Cameron Bunn. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

Communications Officer Cameron Bunn speaks about his job working at Firecom.

Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Dance Company dancers Todd Sutherland and Josephine Weise. Photo Contributed

Sydney Dance Company in Rockhampton.

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward