There’s a huge amount of development happening in south-east Queensland in the coming months and years, generating potential opportunities for Scenic Rim businesses.
The Star Group’s Queen’s Wharf complex in Brisbane is expected to open in 2022, featuring five hotels, 2000 apartments, around 50 new restaurants, cafes and bars and new retail, predicted to attract an additional 1.39 million tourists per annum.
Star Group also owns The Star Gold Coast which has been completely refurbished and now has a new luxury suite hotel and plans for even more expansion; and they also operate the Grand Sheraton Mirage on the Gold Coast and manage the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre on behalf of the Queensland Government.
On top of that, Brisbane is also benefiting from the new $1.3 billion runway at Brisbane Airport, which is expected to eventually double passenger capacity into Brisbane, with international passenger growth to be five per cent per annum for the next 10 years.
The Star Group spends more than $10 million a year on fresh produce and has an extensive range of other supply needs to service their guests. They are looking to expand their base of local and regional suppliers and want to hear from people with Queensland products. They are also looking to add a range of half and full day tourism products to their mix to cater to the needs of domestic and international visitors to their properties.
Scenic Rim Regional Council has partnered with Star Group and Brisbane Airport Corporation to deliver a workshop that will detail the opportunities for local producers and tourism operators. It will be held on Wednesday 9 May, from 10am-12pm at The Centre, Beaudesert.
Places are limited. Please contact Cameron Thomas, Economic Development Officer via 07 5540 5474 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.