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 Post subject: Re: Barangaroo - Sydney
PostPosted: 16 Jun 2010, 19:56 
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The planned development has been scaled down but the highest point remains.
The images contained in the linked article do not show really show the full development.
Source: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/lend-lease-cu ... -yf6x.html
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Lend Lease cuts back: size is everything for $6b Sydney Harbour plan
MATTHEW MOORE, June 16, 2010 - 2:36PM

Designers of the $6 billion Sydney Harbour development at Barangaroo have slashed the height and size of the "landmark" hotel they want to build out into the water. After months of criticism of the scale of the buildings in Sydney's biggest redevelopment project, the company in charge of the project, Lend Lease, has unveiled new plans.

The hotel's height will fall from 213 metres to 159 metres. And the pier bearing the hotel out into the harbour will be trimmed from 150 metres to 90 metres. One of the smaller of four office towers has also been removed from the plan to improve sight lines of the harbour from the CBD. But the tallest tower, proposed at 180 metres, will make it the seventh highest building in Sydney and above the existing height limit for the site.

About 100 new apartments have also been added, many of them in six- and eight-storey buildings to be placed in front of the office towers with uninterrupted views of the harbour. Like nearby King Street Wharf, these buildings will have ground-floor restaurants and cafes. Chief executive of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, John Tabart, said the changes showed "Lend Lease has listened to the public".

"We said they had to improve the design to further activate the public domain ... they have done that." Despite the loss of one of the commercial towers, the project still has 496,000 square metres of space, about 15 per cent above that allowed in the current concept plan.

Lend Lease plans to submit the new concept plan to the Department of Planning next month, seeking approval for its changes. Lend Lease's group head of development, David Hutton, released a statement headed, "Sydney, We've Heard You", and said the changes reflected the "feedback received from Sydneysiders, including local residents, interest groups and from the wider business and Sydney communities".

Matthew Moore is the Herald's Urban Affairs Editor.


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 Post subject: Re: Barangaroo - Sydney
PostPosted: 27 Feb 2012, 14:50 
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More changes are afoot at the Barangaroo Project.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/ofarrell-appl ... 1twlk.html

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O'Farrell applauds Packer proposal for a second casino
Matthew Moore, February 27, 2012

THE Premier, Barry O'Farrell, has embraced plans by James Packer's group for a hotel and second Sydney casino at Barangaroo on land set aside as playing fields for office workers.

On Friday Mr Packer's casino group, Crown, advised Mr O'Farrell that Crown wanted a second Sydney casino as part of a hotel and restaurant complex in the centre of the harbourside site, which the Barangaroo Delivery Authority says is intended for ''civic, educational and recreation spaces''.

Mr O'Farrell said: ''I think it's an exciting proposal which could add extra life to Barangaroo, give Sydney another world-class hotel, generate jobs and boost tourism.''
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The plan involves building a hotel well north of the proposed commercial precinct, ensuring guests on upper floors have unobstructed views of the Opera House and the Heads.

''It's the sort of tourism-related investment we want in Sydney but everyone's aware there are a range of regulatory approvals needed before it could proceed,'' Mr O'Farrell said.

Those approvals include permission from government bodies for a second Sydney casino because the law now allows only one licence until 2019.

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 Post subject: Re: Barangaroo - Sydney
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Put simply, replacing planned green space with a casino. Why am I not surprised. What other modifications will be made along the way, as if building a high rise hotel out in the water was not enough.

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