Stop Mr Packer's Barangaroo Casino from destroying Sydney Harbour
  • Petitioned NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell

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NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell

Stop Mr Packer's Barangaroo Casino from destroying Sydney Harbour

    1. Timothy Webster
    2. Petition by

      Timothy Webster

      Sydney, Australia

If planning regulations prevent people from painting their house a certain colour,due to the fact it might visually offend someone, like a neighbour, then why can James Packer build a Casino/luxury hotel, taller than centrepoint (on public land currently designated as public foreshore parks) positioned to intentionally disregard the natural beauty of Sydney harbour and it's neighbours, us.

https://www.facebook.com/StopTheBarangarooCasinoTower

 

Why should we accept corruption? 

- Barry O'Farrell changing legislation 3 weeks prior to submission of proposal 

- David Murray, former CEO of Commonwealth Bank for 13 years, selected as 'independant' chair to reassure the community as to the validity of this process 

- Lendlease paying how much for the best developable public land in Sydney?

  Enough is enough.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Packer is getting desperate

      Timothy Webster
      Petition Organizer
      Packer rolls the dice with dazzling PR blitz

      Packer's proposed 6 star hotel and casino in Central Barangaroo. Photo: Supplied There's no point anyone else bothering to enter the Public Relations Institute of Australia's Golden Target awards this year - Team Packer blitzed all possible entries last night by taking over Channel 7's Sunday Night program, the pinnacle of a campaign to turn Crown's bid for a privileged Sydney casino licence into an act of philanthropy, a nation-building vision of something that means "more than money".

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. Union boss entertained at AFL by Crown lobbyist

      Timothy Webster
      Petition Organizer
      Union boss entertained at AFL by Crown lobbyist

      Players ... Mark Boyd. Photo: Tamara Dean THE secretary of the NSW hospitality workers' union, Mark Boyd, was entertained by the Crown casino lobbyist Mark Arbib at an exclusive AFL grand final event weeks after he signed an agreement with James Packer's company over its proposed hotel and casino at Barangaroo.

    5. Of course it is just coincidence, what else?

      Timothy Webster
      Petition Organizer

      The government insists that the changes made no difference to the way Mr Packer's proposal was assessed and the timing was a coincidence.

      Mr O'Farrell said the changes ''went through the cabinet process in the usual way''. ''I think you'll find it's more coincidence than anything that they were promulgated in August''

      http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/ofarrell-denies-favouring-packer-20121107-28yli.html

      O'Farrell denies favouring Packer

      Met with the Premier, Barry O'Farrell, one week before the policy changes were introduced ... James Packer. Photo: Rob Homer CHANGES to guidelines for when the NSW government can bypass a competitive tender for projects brought to it by the private sector were approved by cabinet before James Packer submitted his proposal for a $1 billion hotel and casino at Barangaroo.

    6. Packers casino 'fleeces' taxpayer

      Timothy Webster
      Petition Organizer
      Packer's casino 'fleeces' taxpayer

      James Packer ... plans to build a premium hotel and high-roller casino. Photo: Eddie Jim The public could be ''fleeced'' of up to $120 million if the O'Farrell government approves James Packer's casino resort without demanding an increased payment to develop harbour-front Barangaroo.

    7. Why do we need a second casino?

      Timothy Webster
      Petition Organizer
      NSW State Government: Stop the building of a second casino in Sydney in Barangaroo.

      This petition calls on the NSW government to halt the process by which a second casino will be built in Barangaroo as it is not in the general...

    8. How high is 70 Storeys?

      Timothy Webster
      Petition Organizer

      70 storeys @ 4.5m floor to floor (unless a grand casino could succeed with 2700mm high ceilings) as a modest estimation, puts the proposal at 315 metres, centre point tower is 309 metres.

    9. https://www.facebook.com/StopTheBarangarooCasinoTower

      Timothy Webster
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for the support and messages, it is most appreciated.

      For more images showing the true impact.......................

      https://www.facebook.com/StopTheBarangarooCasinoTower

    10. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

      • 11 months ago

      L'environnement de Sydney ne doit pas subir ce nouvel outrage.

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    • Felix Warmuth SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      This is not what the public wants this is public land. Let us not make this mistake

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    • Alexander Relic TAMARAMA, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      I don't believe another casino is needed, especially when it takes up public space

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    • Sarah Dalton RANDWICK, AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      Sydney harbour is so beautiful, and the impact of green spaces makes it particularly special. Constructing an eyesore of a tower in the middle of what would otherwise be a precious green space is an abomination. And to do this for the purpose of making the rich richer and the gamblers more addicted is an absolute travesty. Please don't disappoint us. This casino would be a heart breaking cancer on the beautiful face of Sydney.

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    • Nathan Wiltshire AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      This is a wasteful use of prime part of Sydney - the 1% club!

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