Crown Sydney Casino Resort to delay its construction

The court is set to hear a case filed by residents that are currently against the project.

Australia.- The Australian operator Crown Resorts is facing another problem concerning its project Crown Sydney Casino Resort. The New South Wales Land and Environment Court is set to hear a case filed by residents of a nearby town.

The Millers Point residents claim that the casino would occupy more public space than it should and that the suburb would live under the shadow of the facility. The Crown Sydney facility is set to feature a 271-meter hotel tower.

Even if they received multiple complaints, the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission approved the project back in July when the Australian operator promised that they would look into the structure so it wouldn’t take too much public space.

The project is set to open its doors in early 2021, but if the hearing succeeds, Crown could be facing another big delay. According to the last presented project, the casino will be set back some 30 metres from the harbour edge to improve pedestrian access.