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Crown receives green light for Sydney’s second casino


The NSW Planning Assessment Commission has issued its final approval for the construction of James Packer’s Crown Resorts Casino at Barangaroo.

It brings to an end an extended period of negotiations, the results of which have included a number of conditions being placed on the approval. The changes, which have been accepted by the government, include a larger park area near Crown’s complex, and a wider foreshore walk to accommodate the casino podium and allow the public access to the water’s edge.

But the independent Planning Assessment Commission (PAC), which released its determination on the hotel and casino and other changes to Barangaroo on Tuesday, also made clear it would have recommended more substantial adjustments had the NSW Parliament not already locked in support for the casino.

AvLaw assisted Crown achieve this outcome following the provision of an aeronautical impact assessment addressing the aviation impacts associated with the proposed development.

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