The National Retail Association has today welcomed the significant retail opportunities which will accompany ECHO Entertainment’s winning tender to redevelop Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf with an integrated resort, casino and entertainment precinct.
NRA CEO Trevor Evans said the integrated resort, casino and entertainment precinct will be a win-win for retailers and consumers alike.
“The project will transform Brisbane’s CBD, bringing with it a substantial boost to the city’s tourism and retail sectors and creating more Aussie jobs,” Mr Evans said.
“Echo Entertainment’s development will provide a diverse range of opportunities, creating thousands of jobs in all areas of the retail sector from hospitality to customer service to management positions.”
Mr Evans said the expected $1.69 billion increase to tourism annually will also give existing retailers a boost.
“Once these new retail spaces are created, they will attract more customers to Brisbane’s city centre than ever before,” Mr Evans said.
“Brisbane City is rapidly growing and the retail landscape needs to be able to meet the ever-increasing demand. We’re pleased to see the Queensland Government taking its commitment to Brisbane’s retail sector seriously.”
The NRA is Australia’s largest and most diverse retail industry organisation, and has been representing the interests of the retail, fast food and broader service sector for almost 100 years.
Media contact: the NRA media unit 07 3240 0152.