The Star Entertainment Group investment programme

Capitalising on world-class opportunities

The Star Entertainment Group (TSEG) is committed to optimising its properties, supporting the communities in which they operate, and capitalising on the opportunities presented by their world-class locations in Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Key information

Date started: 2014

Completion date: 2018

Client’s requirements

TSEG is an ASX 100 listed company that owns and operates The Star Sydney, Treasury Brisbane and The Star Gold Coast.

In 2015 TSEG contracted with the Queensland Government on a AU$3 billion redevelopment of Queen's Wharf incorporating the Treasury Casino, Brisbane. This together with the ongoing $1bn investments in each of the Gold Coast and Sydney properties respectively will position TSEG as Australia’s leading integrated resort company.

  • AU$2bn programme
  • +1000 refurbished hotel bed rooms
  • 107 projects in the programme

Our contribution

TSEG appointed Turner & Townsend to create and implement a project management and governance framework due to the step change in investment from AU$40 million to over AU$200 million annually - including the initial benchmarking of the organisation’s existing capital delivery capability.

This role included an initial diagnostic of the existing state and then in consultation with TSEG, design and implement a new operating model, support recruitment as needed, and implement a full project management and bespoke governance framework for capital projects – The Star Way.  

In parallel with this commission, we were appointed on a number of TSEG’s key projects for both the Star, Gold Coast (formerly Jupiters) and The Star, Sydney.

"The Star Entertainment Group needed a world class partner to benchmark our existing maturity against global best practice in delivering capital programs. Turner & Townsend designed and implemented “The Star Way’, our Project Management Framework for capital works delivery. We step changed our capital investment from AU$40m pa to AU$200m+ pa, this framework provides the Board the assurance needed"

Chad Barton Chief Financial Officer, The Star Entertainment Group

Making the difference

Effective governance and assurance: by building a clear governance and assurance framework, designed for any future projects, the Executive and Board will have transparency across all projects from project inception to commission and handover mitigating time and cost issues.

‘The Star Way’, project management framework: developed and implemented a bespoke project management framework for TSEG. Designed to sit alongside the new governance and assurance framework, ‘The Star Way’ works across all capital works.

Supporting management: providing tangible recruitment support through provision of team members for the new operating model whilst supporting the recruitment process - ensuring immediate change programme benefits.

For further information contact:

Penny Crawford
Marketing Manager - Australia

t: +61 439 644 650
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