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Crown sues NSW government over Barangaroo views

August 9, 2018

Crown Resorts has launched legal action against the NSW government over its new Sydney casino at Barangaroo, claiming another development at the precinct threatens the views from its casinos to Sydney Harbour. Photo: Supplied

James ThomsonĀ 

Crown Resorts has launched legal action against the NSW government over its new Sydney casino at Barangaroo, claiming another development at the precinct threatens the views from its casinos to Sydney Harbour.

Crown, which reported a better than expected profit on Thursday, accused the Barangaroo Delivery Authority is failing meets its obligations to Crown to consult on other developments at the precinct.

“These obligations include consulting with Crown about any application for the proposed development of Central Barangaroo that differs from that provided for in the relevant Concept Plan for Central Barangaroo in existence at the time the Crown Development Agreement was entered into, and negotiating in good faith and agreeing with Crown and Lendlease any required changes to that application to ensure that sight lines from the Harbour Bridge to the Sydney Opera House are retained for the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort.”

Crown says it remains on track to complete the new casino in the first half of the 2021 financial year.

In December 2016, residents of Millers Point in Sydney lost their court case to stop the building of a second casino on a Barangaroo site, earmarked as a public park.

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