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Clubs Queensland is alarmed by the impact of the approval of up to three new casino licenses on Queensland community clubs. As such we have recently commissioned a report by Synergies Economic Consulting that identifies some of the biggest implications for the ongoing viability of the sector.
Some of the headline stats:
63 community clubs at serious risk of closure
$75 million in lost community contributions and taxes foregone
Over $100 million in lost gaming revenue
For a one page summary on the impacts of another casino in Queensland -
To read the report in full -
STOP A SECOND CASINO ON THE GOLD COAST
Join the petition to STOP The Spit Sell-Off -
Letter to the Premier - Clubs Queensland demands more consultation on the ASF proposal
Contact the Premier NOW and stand up for your community.
p: 07 3719 7000
PO BOX 15185
City East Qld 4002
to let The Premier know why we don’t need a second casino on the Gold Coast.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What is the status of the proposed ASF Consortium development?
Source* - Department of State Development website
ASF Consortium Pty Ltd
was selected for one of the two licences available to be located on the Gold Coast for the land between Sea World and the Gold Coast Fishermen's Co-operative. The submission for an Integrated Resort Development on the Gold Coast is currently being assessed by the Department of State Development with a detailed proposal expected by year’s end.
Q: Where is the proposed site located?
The remaining five hectare site between Sea World and the Gold Coast Fishermen’s Co-operative identified for the IRD development and cruise ship terminal back in 2013 will be used to develop the integrated resort and casino.
Q: What are the community implications for the project?
30 Gold Coast community clubs at very high risk of closure
Millions ripped out of community contributions on the Gold Coast
Reduction of surf life savers patrolling our beaches
Over 500,000 club members and volunteers lost to the community
Thousands of extra poker machines
Q: What are the environmental impacts?
Source* – Save our Broadwater website
The Broadwater is a social, environmental and economic asset to our city which locals and tourists alike use and love, and we do not want its natural beauty and character destroyed by high density urban development or a ship terminal. The development proposed will entail millions of m3 of dredging which will destroy the habitat for dugongs, dolphins, migratory birds and over 450 species of marine life in the Gold Coast Seaway. Proposals to construct a huge development for 15,000 people mid Broadwater will create a visual abomination and severely impact upon traffic, infrastructure and population in adjacent suburbs like Southport, Labrador and Runaway Bay, leading to the M1. Finally, the community loves and uses its magnificent Broadwater and islands as its boating, swimming, sailing, fishing and recreational heart. This development will destroy this freedom and privilege, and change the beautiful face of our city forever.
ASF can construct its development on private land it purchases like every other developer who invests in our city. We do not need to sell off precious public open space and waterways to attract investment.
Government's Response to Petition Regarding the Spit
Previous media releases from Clubs Queensland
Clubs Call on Premier to STOP second Gold Coast Casino –
Clubs fear Armageddon as casino project gets the green light -
Queensland clubs bid to curb casino growth -