Queensland Casino Development has been the topic for some time. Several popular political parties were debating about casino expansion days before voting in Queensland Australia. On April 19 MP Deb Frecklington raised the issue of casino expansion. He serves as Liberal National Party (LNP) Deputy Leader and Shadow State Development Minister within Queensland’s state government. Frecklington announced that they should reserve the two new casino licenses for Queensland and central. However, it will be under the condition that the party gains more in the coming elections in May.
“Queensland is decaying bit by bit, and the citizens are crying out for better leadership. Furthermore, developers are very keen on building a top of the world Integrated Resort Development (IRD) in Regional Queensland. However, the sad news is that the Labour MP does not allow them.
Queensland Casino Development – Missed Opportunities by Queensland
All of this makes Queensland miss out on making large amounts of money from investors and thousands of job opportunities. This is all because Labour cannot decide. Frecklington also defined specific components of the casino development plan, which is being spearheaded by LNP leader Tim Nicholls. Some of the reason why this development can’t take place is that of the requirements that are there such as the local casino must be located within 70km of a major population centre with a catchment of at least 150,000 people. If Tim Nicholls-led LNP government would drop Labour’s unfair criteria surrounding minimum population and proximity to an international airport.”
“Regional centres like Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville, Mackay, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and other cities in Queensland all satisfy our criteria — contrary to what Mr Nicholls says in his flim-flam casino scheme.”- said Dr Anthony Lynham, State Development Minister for Labour
Mr Nicholls talks about bringing a cohesive resort development in Cairns, central Queensland and the Gold Coast, but they are only offering two licenses at most.”
Queensland is one of the Australian territories with a large number of casinos and also the Liberal National Party strangely promise the Australian citizens more casinos in areas of the state is without mass populations or an international airport nearby. The state only granted 2 new gambling licenses, on which one awarded to China-based investment firm ASF Group and Tony Fung and his Aquis Corporation.