Frequently asked questions

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  1. Queen’s Wharf Brisbane general information
  2. Priority Development Authority (PDA) Queen’s Wharf Brisbane and planning framework
  3. Public spaces
  4. Casino and licensing
  5. Traffic and transport
  6. Construction management
  7. Heritage management
  8. Flood impact
  9. Indigenous matters

Casino and licensing

Will there be additional Electronic Gaming Machines (poker machines) in the precinct?

The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane casino operator will have an entitlement to 2,500 gaming machines, although not all machines may be installed at opening. It is the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane casino operator who will decide how many machines are operating at the casino opening and during operations.

Will the whole precinct have a 24/7 liquor licence?

The exact area subject to the 24/7 commercial special facility liquor licence to be granted under the Liquor Act 1992 will be finalised closer to the opening date. The area will be agreed between the state government (Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming) and the Licensee and will be within the core Integrated Resort Development area and will not extend to the whole precinct.

Is there a limit of table numbers available in the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct?

Table games operated at the casino will be determined by the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane casino operator, but are limited to the amount of gaming floor area approved by the Gaming Regulator.

Will there be additional Electronic Gaming Machines (poker machines) in the precinct?

The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane casino operator will have an entitlement to 2,500 gaming machines, although not all machines may be installed at opening. It is the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane casino operator who will decide how many machines are operating at the casino opening and during operations.

How large is the gaming footprint in relation to the entire integrated resort development?

The casino gaming floor will be less than five per cent of the overall development and is comparable to other integrated resort developments in Australia and globally.

Will an additional casino be built in Brisbane as part of the development?

No. As lead consortium partner, The Star Entertainment Group’s existing casino licence will be leveraged, negating the need for an additional casino licence. The existing Treasury Casino in the Brisbane CBD will continue to operate during the construction phase and is expected to relocate to the new integrated resort development, in the signature Arc-shaped building, in 2022. The heritage buildings presently occupied by Treasury Brisbane will be repurposed to house high-end retail and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, allowing greater public access to these iconic Brisbane landmarks. These conversion works are expected to begin in 2022 and be completed around 2024.