The New South Wales Supreme Court ruled in favour of Crown Resorts over a view-related legal dispute in Barangaroo.
Australia.- Casino operator Crown Resorts has been favoured by a recent New South Wales (NSW) Supreme Court ruling over a legal dispute in Barangaroo. The lawsuit was filed against the Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA), a New South Wales government agency, over construction plans that would impact on its six-star casino’s view in the Sidney suburb.
According to the NSW Supreme Court, BDA broke the agreement that it had signed with Crown to preserve the “sight lines” from the operator’s building.
“This was because the authority had considered various bids to develop Central Barangaroo without first discussing or negotiating with Crown and Lendlease ways to retain the sight lines that the Crown and Lendlease buildings would otherwise enjoy to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House,” the ruling said and added: “The development agreements between the Authority, Crown and Lendlease include provisions designed to protect those sight lines and views.”
The “good faith” agreement BDA and Crown had come to establish that BDA committed to consult Crown on construction plans that would obstruct hotel visitors from seeing the harbour.