The Ville Resort-Casino in Townsville has unveiled plans for a $7 million redevelopment, with Prime acting as principal contractor.
Chief executive officer Michael Jones said the redevelopment would provide a big boost to the state’s economy with an all-Queensland project team.
“Brisbane-based design firm BSPN has been signed on to oversee the project because of their extensive experience in gaming hospitality projects like this one, including their work on Star Gold Coast,” he said.
“North Queensland company Prime was awarded the principal contract and have committed to using local tradies and contractors as a first preference for all aspects of the build.
“We estimate that this project will provide 100 jobs for local trades during the construction phase, plus an additional 20 jobs for gaming and food and beverage staff once the new wing is operational.”
Under the plan, the Grand Ballrooms and adjacent function rooms at The Ville will be transformed into an exclusive private gaming area for the casino’s high end members.
An upgraded ballroom space will allow for conferencing and entertainment featuring state-of-the-art staging and audiovisual equipment.
Mr Jones said the project was the logical next stage of the Morris
Group’s initial $45 million redevelopment of The Ville, which concluded in 2018.
Demolition work is scheduled to begin in December 2020 with the aim for the project to be completed in June 2021.