Plans for a New $3 Billion Crown Casino on the Gold Coast

Conceptual image of mooted Crown Casino Gold Coast
Conceptual image of mooted Crown Casino Gold Coast

Plans for a new $3 billion casino and residential project have emerged which would see a parcel of land between Sea World and Palazzo Versace hotel turned into Queensland’s newest integrated resort development.

The project would be built and owned by the Chinese owned ASF consortium, and operated by James Packer’s Crown Resorts.

Plans and images of the development have yet to be released however it is understood the project will facilitate a complete redevelopment of Sea World, making it the largest theme park in Australia.

Conceptual image of mooted Crown Casino Gold Coast
Conceptual image of mooted Crown Casino Gold Coast

Three residential and resort towers would be built on the site along with a new bridge linking Southport to the new casino on The Spit.

It is understood that community groups are warming to the proposal as it does not include plans for a new cruise ship terminal.

ASF director Louis Chien said the company wants to deliver something truly iconic for South East Queensland.

“It will help raise the profile and the brand of South East Queensland.”

The Queensland Government has promised further community engagement as no formal plans have yet been lodged by ASF consortium.

After losing a bid to build Brisbane’s Queens Wharf Integrated Resort, Crown Casino has expanded its reach within Australia to cover Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and now potentially the Gold Coast.


  1. I’m laughing really hard right now. Some people are thinking that they are copying the design of the Singapore hotel. It’s just a placeholder, how stupid can you be?

  2. The difference between marina bay sands and that one – is that marina bay sands was surrounded by iconic public parks and gardens, and this one is surrounded by expanses of above ground car parking! That area is too special to allow hectares of car parking and bumper-to-bumper traffic across a new road bridge. A light rail and bike bridge maybe. It looks more like the Abu Dhabi version than the singapore one!

  3. Err… rip off from Singapore. Please don’t approve this as it will make the Gold Coast the laughing stock of the international community.


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