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ABOUT US

An award-winning Queensland based entertainment, hospitality & construction business.

The Comiskey Group are a family-owned company based in Brisbane’s north. With over 15 years of epic operations, the group have become Queensland’s most awarded hospitality business known for playing big in the world of entertainment, hotels and construction.

Meet the Directors.

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Director

Paul Comiskey

Paul Comiskey is a co-founder and Director of the Comiskey Group. Over 50 years ago Paul began his journey as a developer, building and operating a squash & fitness centre in Strathpine, with the help of his wife, Erica. In the 1970s, Paul created Comiskey Constructions and over the next 30 years built various small to large size developments in the Moreton Bay Region prior to forming the Comiskey Group in 2004 with his two sons, Rob and David. Day to day you'll find him on a Bobcat at one of the many construction sites happening at any given time - unless it's raining of course!

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Director

David Comiskey

David Comiskey is a co-founder and Director of the Comiskey Group. Prior to forming the Comiskey Group, Dave ran a residential design business called Building Design Solutions / Comiskey Design & Drafting for 20 years. With an Associate Diploma of Engineering under his belt, Dave brings plenty of know-how to the boardroom and is heavily involved and passionate about the design, construction and maintenance of each development. Dave and his wife Cait's personal life is just as busy - with three sons of their own and a beloved sausage dog named Loki. When Dave’s not hard at work you’ll likely find him surfing or fishing.

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Director

Rob Comiskey

Robert Comiskey is a co-founder and Director of the Comiskey Group and a dad himself, among other things. With an Advanced Diploma of Architecture, Rob began his career in construction management for well-known franchise Subway. Rob joined his dad in 2004 to form the Comiskey Group; together, along with brother David, they have built numerous shopping and commercial centres, subdivisions, hotels and restaurants, residential dwellings and even expanded into childcare at one time. Rob takes the reigns on all things top-level management and is the leader of the day to day operations at the hotels and resorts. When Rob's not hard at work, he's taking his wife Carla and three kids to a new pub or resort, under the disguise of a holiday.

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The Comiskey Family

The key to most successful businesses is having a great support system, meet the Comiskey’s! With three well-versed Directors, their supportive wives and enthusiastic children / grandchildren all involved in the business in one way or another, The Comiskey Group are well-equipped to continue to improve, expand and make the most of the vast opportunities within South East Queensland.

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HISTORY

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Squash, Gym & Indoor Cricket Centre

Paul Comiskey built his first development in 1974 – a squash centre with a gym and indoor cricket facility in the Moreton Bay suburb of Strathpine. Adding to the complex in 1988, Paul built and operated Australia’s first indoor skatepark with his wife Erica. Eventually after much success, Paul knocked the development down and built his first shopping centre.

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During his initial projects, Paul Comiskey worked with external builders but eventually got his own builders license and started his own construction business. Paul and his beloved wife Erica were a power couple, running many of the businesses together over the years. Operating under Comiskey Constructions, Paul built various small to large size developments in the Moreton Bay region over 30 years prior to the formation of the Comiskey Group.

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2001

Finnigan’s Chin Irish Pub

Paul Comiskey and his sons founded Finnigan’s Chin Irish pubs, building and operating the very first which opened in Kallangur. The family name Comiskey is Irish which sparked the interest in developing the concept.

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2004

Founded Comiskey Group

In 2004, Paul Comiskey was joined by sons Robert and David. Together, the trio formed the Comiskey Group, combining the knowledge and assets they had attained as individual operators.

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2004-2010

Tadpoles Childcare

The Comiskey Group founded, built and operated approximately 37 Tadpoles childcare centres from 2004-2010 before selling the business. Tadpoles was the first childcare centre of its kind in Queensland; the centers had a more premium offering which included a water play park and other state-of-the-art facilities. Opening their first Tadpoles in Burpengary, the group expanded into multiple regions throughout Queensland including Cairns and the Sunshine Coast.

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2007

Beachmere Tavern & Shopping Center 

In 2007, the group opened Beachmere Tavern, now known as Beachmere Hotel. The development also included an adjacent shopping centre and Tadpoles childcare centre. Currently, the group own and operate Beachmere Hotel and the adjacent Bottlemart.

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Burnside Shopping Village 

In 2007, the Comiskey Group built and sold Burnside Shopping Village which included a Tadpoles childcare as well as 10 retailers; Foodworks, Pizza Capers, Blockbuster Videos and more.

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2011

In 2011, the Comiskey family purchased the land at Eatons Hill which was eventually developed into the iconic Eatons Hill Hotel, accommodation building and shopping village.

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Eatons Hill Hotel

In 2011, the group opened Eatons Hill Hotel, the largest pub in the Southern Hemisphere. Eatons Hill Hotel offers 9 bars, a restaurant, multiple function spaces, a gaming room, nightclub and an indoor kids playground. Since opening, the venue has become an iconic entertainment venue hosting some of the music industry’s biggest names including, Prince, Ice Cube, Post Malone, Rita Ora and more. The hotel has been inducted into the hall of fame as “Australia’s Best Entertainment Venue” numerous times and has been titled “Australia’s Best Hotel” twice at the Australian Hotels Association Awards.

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In 2011, the Comiskey family purchased the land at Sandstone Point which was eventually developed into the iconic Sandstone Point Hotel and years later extended to include an on-site resort. The land is located on the mainland across from Bribie Island and was originally occupied by an operational oyster farm. The Directors believe it was a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to purchase the incredible grounds and believe it is a priceless property that they hope remains in their family’s name for generations to come.

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2013

Cashmere Shopping Centre

In 2013, the group opened Cashmere Shopping Centre which is home to an IGA, pharmacy, bottle shop, vet clinic, gym, bakery and more.

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2015

The Cactus House

In 2015, the group developed popular photoshoot location – The Cactus House. Located in an inner-city suburb of Brisbane, the Palm Springs inspired location has become an iconic backdrop featuring in campaigns for some of Australia’s most premium brands.

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Sandstone Point Hotel

In 2015, Sandstone Point Hotel opened on the shores of Moreton Bay’s Pumicestone Passage offering 300 metres of unobstructed water-frontage. The hotel is home to a restaurant, bar, nightclub, fish & chippery, gaming room, multiple indoor & outdoor function spaces, a kids playground, jumping pillow and more. The hotel hosted its first outdoor concert with The Beach Boys in 2015, opening the stage for what would be many successful events to come. Since, the venue has been awarded Australia’s Best Entertainment Venue, hosting multiple concerts and events throughout the year.

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2017

Eatons Hill Shopping Village

In 2019, the Comiskey Group built a shopping village across from Eatons Hill Hotel. The development is anchored by a 3,200sqm Woolworths and is also occupied by well known brands; Grill’d, Domino’s, Pineapple Express, HelloWorld Travel, Cafe 63 and more. The group currently own and operate the shopping village.

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Eatons Hill Hotel Accommodation 

In 2017, the group opened a 4.5 star luxury boutique hotel, adding on-site accommodation to the existing pub and entertainment precinct, Eatons Hill Hotel. The $45 million accommodation building offers 90 rooms across 5 levels, multiple function spaces, a gym and pool as well as the convenience of the attached Eatons Hill Shopping Village.

Comiskey HQ is located on level 5 of the accommodation building.

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BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort

In Nov 2018, the group made their first endeavor into the holiday park industry by opening Sandstone Point Holiday Resort. The Comiskey family built, own and operate the resort which is adjacent to Sandstone Point Hotel and across from Bribie Island. The Comiskey Group joined forces with Australia’s most popular holiday park brand, BIG4 Holiday Parks, and are listed within the BIG4 network. The resort offers Villas, Safari Tents, camp and caravan sites as well as world-class facilities including a waterpark, heated pool, tennis court, jumping pillow, fire pit and more.

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2019

Samford Hotel

In 2019, the group purchased the pre-existing Samford Hotel in the heart of the picturesque country town. Samford Hotel is currently owned and operated by the Comiskey Group who are planning to reinvigorate the property in the near future.

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2020

Coles Buderim

In 2020, the group opened Coles Buderim which they built and still continue to operate. The 4,753sqm shopping development on Jones Rd is anchored by a 3,600sqm Coles supermarket and offers various specialty retailers as well as a drive thru KFC.

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Burpengary Station Village

In 2021, the Comiskey Group opened Burpengary Station Village which they currently still own and operate. The 5,900sqm shopping center development offers a Seasons IGA, Grill’d, Priceline pharmacy, Liquorland as well as other specialty retailers. The development is located in a prominent position on Burpengary Rd across from the train station.

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In 2021, the Comiskey family purchased land in Coochin Creek on the Sunshine Coast with plans to develop a nature-based resort in the coming years.

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In 2021, the group purchased 150 hectares of land in Coochin Creek on the Sunshine Coast, to be used as a festival site. Coochin Fields will host local, national and international artists, large crowds and multiple stages as early as late 2022. The site will offer on-site camping and return buses from a range of locations for events. Coochin Fields is a convenient 35 minutes south of Maroochydore and 1 hour 20 minutes north of Brisbane, with direct access to the highway.

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In 2021, the group purchased 37,490sqm of land in Dakabin with plans to develop a $20 million hotel, retail precinct and service station in 2023.