Adelaide Casino expansion approved, with final conditions

Adelaide Casino’s $300 million redevelopment has been approved subject to final conditions, according to local media.

The redevelopment, which includes a 80-room hotel overlooking the River Torrens, gaming suites for international VIP players and signature restaurants is aimed at enhancing SkyCity’s pitch to high rollers from Asia, particularly China.  

The Development Assessment Commission said it was satisfied with the proposal, which meets key objectives of the Riverbank zone and Entertainment Policy area. However, it has asked for further work to be done to ensure a visually discreet design that does not limit views to the heritage-listed railway station building.

“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.” SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison said in an earlier release.

The company hopes construction will begin mid-year.