Our City’s Red-Tape Torpor

DAILY TELEGRAPH

 

SYDNEY risks falling behind its global rivals with planned major developments stalled by bureaucracy and lagging up to 18 months behind schedule. One development caught in red-tape limbo is the proposed luxury $500m Ritz Carlton Tower at The Star. The casino’s owner has been awaiting a decision from the Department of Planning Industry and Environment on the tower — which is now a year and a half behind its planned development timeline. The Daily Telegraph can also reveal the state government is yet to lodge a development application for the major Sydney Fish Market revamp despite being in a position to do so for the past three months.

 

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