Barangaroo timeline: How Crown won its throne

Barangaroo timeline: How Crown won its throne - 12th November 2013

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2003 Announced that stevedoring company Patrick would not be renewing its container terminal lease from 2006.

2005 Open architectural competition launched by the NSW government; five finalists from 137 entries.

2006 Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, Paul Berkemeier Architect and Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture announced winners.

2007 Concept plan loosely based on the work of Hill Thalis, Berkemeier and Irwin approved. Major changes include the naturalistic headland and two coves.

2008 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.

2010 Concept plan amended to increase allowable height, floor space and approve hotel on pier.

2011 Review commissioned by O'Farrell government recommends moving the hotel back onshore.

2012 February James Packer proposes building a hotel-casino on Barangaroo Central's open space.

2012 August Crown and Lend Lease announce agreement to relocate proposed hotel-casino to Barangaroo South.

2012 August Packer meets O'Farrell to discuss casino.

2012 August O'Farrell government changes guidelines for bypassing competitive tendering.

2012 September Packer lodges formal proposal.

2012 October Packer's bid moves to second stage, secures cabinet backing.

2013 May Winning Packer design announced; drawings show it replacing land for harbourside parkland.

2013 July Crown's bid moves to third and final stage of unsolicited proposal process.

2013 November The Barangaroo Delivery Authority approves Lend Lease's proposal to relocate the hotel onshore, replacing harbourside parkland.

2013 November The O'Farrell government gives Packer's casino the green light.