After gaining permission to create a casino at Barangaroo in NSW, South Australia, Crown Resorts has now proposed a much smaller casino than expected. As now planned the VIP casino will only offer table games and would be 6805 square meters in size.
The size of the gaming floor is not even half of what the Crown was given permission to create under a restricted gaming license provided by the NSW government. The license agreement states that Crown has permission to offer table games on 20,000 square meters of space or 20% of the gross floor area based on the building size. Crown has proposed to create a hotel, private apartments, retail space and a gaming floor that will cover as much as 77,500 square meters.
The documents were filed by Crown after the planning department requested confirmation that the company was abiding with the gaming license restrictions. Crown also filed responses to concerns regarding the venue plans. The City of Sydney Council claimed the development was taking up too many parking spaces and that there was a lack of affordable housing in the development.
Crown argued that the facility needs 500 parking spaces for the hotel and 110 spaces to be used by residents of the 66 private apartments that will be created. The luxury apartments require more spaces as tenants will want more than one space. Crown also stated they will not offer affordable housing in the hotel resort building, but that it would be made available in other buildings there.