"This project will make The Star a $3 billion 'downtown' resort – in the heart of Australia's global city - on the shores of the world's greatest harbour.
"We are unashamedly about
. We are aiming higher for
while our rival has to have a bet each way. We believe our plans will be compelling for both the NSW Government and the residents of
," Mr Redmond said.
Strategic Benefits of Proposal
Under Echo's proposal, The Star will feature every element of a world class Integrated Resort and once completed it is expected to deliver an additional 330,000 international and interstate visitors per year. Key attractions will include:
- A total of 1,150 hotel rooms – including over 500 new 5- and 6- star rooms spread over two hotels;
- More than 50 world class restaurants and bars – including over 20 brand new experiences; and,
- Extensive convention and meeting spaces and a full range of resort facilities.
Echo has also committed to building the "City Link" Bridge, a new pedestrian and cycle bridge designed to relieve transport pressure for people travelling from Pyrmont to Barangaroo or further into the CBD. It will provide a missing transport connection and an enhancement to the walk-ability of the city. As part of developing the plans Echo will undertake an international architectural design contest.
Echo will also invest in an upgrade of the light rail station to better integrate into The Star to elevate its use as a connection to the precinct.
Three public parklands in the precinct will be enhanced improving the connectivity along the waterfront. The design of the parks will also be subject to a design competition. Central to the connectivity of the parks will be a new sculpture walk and a combination of permanent and temporary interactive art installations. These features will be developed in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art.