Star's Rejected Ritz-Carlton in Sydney To Be Reviewed

The NSW government has launched a review of Star Entertainment Group’srejected plans to develop a glittering six-star, $530 million Ritz Carlton-branded tower in Sydney


Key points:

  • NSW Govt rejected Star's plans for Ritz Carlton-branded tower in Sydney

  • Now launched a review of the rejection

  • Proposed development for 220-key Ritz-Carlton hotel, 200 residences, 15 F&B


NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has instructed the Greater Sydney Commission to conduct a thorough review into the recent rejection by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment of The Star’s $530 million redevelopment and 61-storey tower.


A government statement said the objective of the review was to ascertain whether Pyrmont’s planning rules were “consistent with the government’s vision for the future” and is due to be completed by the end of September.


Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) National CEO, Michael Johnson, said the 220-room project was needed in Sydney in order to ensure the city maintained its status as Australia’s gateway city.


On top of the 220-room Ritz-Carlton hotel, the proposed development at The Star was set to include 200 residences, 15 restaurant and dining concepts, rooftop terrace and Sky Lobby, three swimming pools, two fitness centres, a spa and wellness centre, hot-desking facility for entrepreneurs and businesses and a five-level ‘Neighbourhood Centre’ designed for events and conferences.

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