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Australia – Mildura casino proposal hopes to break Victoria’s monopoly

By - 24 August 2016

Australia Cove Limited has published a proposal for a A$300m development called The Mildura which would include a convention centre, a boutique casino and a five star hotel.

The developer will have to convince the Victoria government to issue a second licence in the state.

Australia Cove Chief Executive Bob McIver said the project needed to be supported by the Mildura community. It already has the support of Mildura Development Corporation, Mildura Tourism, Mildura City Heart and representatives from the Mildura airport.

Mildura Development Corporation chairman Jenny Grigg said it was the ‘most exiting, iconic’ project for the region, and nationally, offering huge potential for the region, in economic development, jobs and growth.

“We’re looking at 800 jobs in construction and 800 ongoing jobs,” she said. “The potential is to provide our young people with new and exciting career paths, not just provide them with a job but new career paths and take them into a productive future. The flow-on effects that this project provides are massive. Our role at the moment is to provide as much support as we can as the company goes through that process with government to gain a casino licence.”

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