Wrest Point Recognised
Point Hotel Casino, one of Tasmania’s most recognisable tourism symbols, has
been permanently entered on the Tasmanian Heritage Register by the Tasmanian
inclusion of Wrest Point Hotel Casino on the Heritage Register gives important recognition
to the significant role this place has played in the development of Tasmania’s
tourism and hospitality industry, said Ms Brett Torossi, Chair.
iconic property on the shore of the River Derwent has undergone a number of
transformations over more than 100 years. The complex features a number of
structures and features of heritage significance, including elements of the
1939 Riviera Hotel and its very recognisable tower.
design of Wrest Point’s tower is attributed to the architect Sir Roy Grounds, and
was an integral part of the opening of Australia’s first legal casino on 10
February 1973. Together, the Riviera
Hotel and Wrest Point help to tell the story of how tourism and hospitality have
evolved in Tasmania.
Point’s connection to its parent company is also noted in the entry, as the
Federal Group is recognised as being one of the world’s oldest hotel groups. This entry has been progressed in consultation
with representatives of the property’s owners, the Federal Group and was also
subject to a formal public consultation process.
entry of Wrest Point Hotel Casino on the Heritage Register helps to highlight
the diversity of Tasmania’s heritage places and the importance of some of
Tasmania’s more recent industries, as well as the role Wrest Point has played
in helping to grow Tasmania’s visitor economy.'