SUNSHINE COAST’S $10M CENTRE
THE Shakespeare Property Group plans to invest $10 million in upgrades to the resort and convention centre at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, following its $100 million purchase of the Queensland property (BEN 03 & 12 Oct). The new-build centre
(pictured), located at the Novotel Twin Water Resort, will offer four meeting and event spaces across 1,600m2 and cater for 2,000 delegates theatre style or 1,000 banquet style.
The convention centre will be attached to the Wandiny Pavillion, an existing conference space located on the site, which can host up to 1,200 delegates theatre style, or 75 exhibition booths.
This takes the convention centre’s overall capacity to 3,400 people.
Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the Novotel Twin Waters Resort project was a sign tourism on the Sunshine Coast was going from strength to strength.
“There is a lot happening for tourism on the Sunshine Coast, with this major investment and the completion of the Sunshine Coast International Airport upgrade in 2020 - there’s plenty to look forward to for locals”.
Inset: A render of the centre’s conference hall.