Crown Towers decision a boost for tourism jobs

26 March 2014

Tourism Council WA have welcomed the WA Supreme Court decision today which will enable the Crown Towers hotel development to proceed.

The new 500 room 6-star hotel is a $570 million investment in tourism and will open in 2016. The resort will also have conference and resort facilities and will create 500 new jobs in the industry.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said “this is a major step forward in addressing the hotel shortage, which has been holding back tourism in WA.”

Earlier this week Tourism Council WA released Destination Perth, a landmark tourism strategy to double Perth’s visitor economy to $7.1 billion p.a. and create 11,000 new jobs by 2020.

The Destination Perth strategy identified that Crown Towers is a vital development to achieve the much needed additional hotel rooms and event space that will attract and accommodate visitors to Perth and WA.

“We will create 11,000 new jobs in Perth through tourism but only if we build new hotels for new visitors” said Mr Hall

“Perth needs 1,900 new hotel rooms by 2020 and without the Crown Towers hotel we will not succeed.” said Mr Hall

“The decision by the Supreme Court removes the uncertainty surrounding this critical investment in the future of Perth” said Mr Hall

Recent research shows that the local tourism industry has lost nearly $213 million revenue due to the accommodation shortage in Perth.

“Crown Perth are leading the way and Crown Towers is a significant development that will put 500 much needed rooms on the market” said Mr Hall.

“With industry and government working together, our shared investment in Perth hotels and attractions will earn Perth $7 billion each year and create 11,000 new jobs by 2020 and Crown Towers is a great start” said Mr Hall.

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