timeline: How Crown won its throne - 12th November
Announced that stevedoring company Patrick would not
be renewing its container terminal lease from 2006.
Open architectural competition launched by the NSW
government; five finalists from 137 entries.
Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, Paul Berkemeier
Architect and Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture announced
Concept plan loosely based on the work of Hill Thalis,
Berkemeier and Irwin approved. Major changes include
the naturalistic headland and two coves.
The Barangaroo Delivery Authority set up by the state
government to oversee development.
2009 Lend Lease is declared the preferred tenderer
to develop and build Barangaroo South. The non-conforming
bid includes hotel over the harbour.
Concept plan amended to increase allowable height,
floor space and approve hotel on pier.
Review commissioned by O'Farrell government recommends
moving the hotel back onshore.
February James Packer proposes building a hotel-casino
on Barangaroo Central's open space.
August Crown and Lend Lease announce agreement to
relocate proposed hotel-casino to Barangaroo South.
August Packer meets O'Farrell to discuss casino.
August O'Farrell government changes guidelines for
bypassing competitive tendering.
September Packer lodges formal proposal.
October Packer's bid moves to second stage, secures
May Winning Packer design announced; drawings show
it replacing land for harbourside parkland.
July Crown's bid moves to third and final stage of
unsolicited proposal process.
November The Barangaroo Delivery Authority approves
Lend Lease's proposal to relocate the hotel onshore,
replacing harbourside parkland.
November The O'Farrell government gives Packer's casino
the green light.