Tuesday 19th of February 2019

This was an unsolicited submission to which the new south wales government shoudda said bugger off...


Crown Resorts has taken the New South Wales Government to court over concerns new developments could obstruct the harbour views from its controversial Barangaroo casino.

Key points: 
  • The development, due to be completed in 2021, includes a six-star resort and Sydney's second casino
  • Now, its owners are worried new buildings could obstruct its views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House
  • The NSW Government declined to comment


In its full-year financial results, which were released today, Crown announced it had launched action in the Supreme Court against the Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA).

The BDA is a state government agency responsible for the development and management of the Barangaroo precinct.

The company is seeking to stop the agency from going ahead with a development that would obstruct views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House from its under-construction waterfront resort, which includes a VIP casino.

"The proceedings seek injunctive relief and declarations against the BDA that, in substance, require the BDA to comply with a number of its contractual obligations under the Crown Development Agreement," the statement to the ASX said.

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we know james...


From the day James made his unsolicited submission, one could see that this was going to be trouble for the government. He wanted more height, more views, more casino floor space, more space, more of Barangaroo — a public space — placed in his fat mittens. By comparison to the other buildings there that should never had been built, his is at least one and a half time as tall...

There are the other buildings on Barangaroo:


Barangaroo (picture by Gus leonisky)

meanwhile in woy woy...


It sounds like the deal of the century: a bargain price of $38,000 paid for 1,100 square metres of prime waterfront land.

Too good to be true? The community of Woy Woy on the central coast thought so.

They began demanding answers shortly after the development application was lodged for a four-story apartment block for seniors on the site which also includes the local bowling club and sits at the edge of the waterfront with a playground, bike track and walking path.

When residents started asking questions about the development, they discovered part of the land at the front of the block was once crown land and the Government had sold it off in 2015 for $38,830.

The developer's conduct is not under question.


Locals attempted to obtain the true valuation under Freedom of Information laws but were unsuccessful.

Resident Ross Cochrane president of the Save Woy Woy Waterfront Facebook group said "somewhere along the line that $120,000 [valuation] has come back to $38,000".

Sale advertised 380km away

The State Government is required by law to advertise the sale of public land in a newspaper local to the sale or in a state-wide publication.

In this case, the advertisement for the sale of the Woy Woy land appeared in The Bateman's Bay post — a publication that serves residents 380 kilometres south of Woy Woy.


Greens MP David Shoebridge has referred the sale to the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

"This is one dodgy deal... the Government treats public land like it's their own, like it's a play thing they can just doll out to whoever," he said. 

"Well I think the public is sick of that, they want a government who holds the public land in trust."

The sale is one of the Government's many which has raised $9 billion for the coalition in the past six years. 

"We have uncovered these failings after constant digging for the truth and we now need ICAC to look at not just this sale, but the thousands of other public sites sold off by the Coalition," Mr Shoebridge said.


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Read from top. I suppose the sales was cheap because the land will be under water by 2100... see:

wearing a beige cardigan on a hot day at the beach because mum said so...

dedicated to unity, not chips...

The world's tallest statue is nearing completion in India.

It is designed to be a 182m (600ft) high tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a hero in India's independence struggle, in Gujarat state.

The Spring Temple Buddha in China is currently the world's biggest statue at 128 metres.

India's statue has cost 29.9bn rupees (£330m; $430m) and is seen as a pet project of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The "Statue of Unity", as it is known, will be inaugurated by the Indian leader on 31 October.


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I wonder who will be the politician invited to cut the ribbon at James' Casino... ScoMo?...

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May be our Captain Cook statue revamp at Kurnell should be taller than that of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and wear an australian flag pin on the lapel of his glorious uniform... like our glorious ScoMo...