Refused Star Sydney Redevelopment May be Reviewed

The Star Development Render
The Star Development Render with the Sydney SKyline in the background - Source: The Star

The Star Development Update August 2019:

In a revelation from the government, The Star Sydney which has planned for a revitalised tower worth $530 million which was set to change the face of Pyrmont and bring it up to global world-class standards (which includes to the introduction of a 6-star hotel).

According to the ABC, the development was refused by the department of Planning back in July. This is a huge loss to the city of Sydney from an economic perspective.

While there were arguments that it would upset the character of the suburb where it is lowrise to medium-rise housing, this development clearly brought amazing architectural merit and was designed by a world-class architectural firm, however, not all hope is lost.

According to SMH, The NSW government led by the premier is leading to charge to order a ‘snap review’ of the tower. This could potentially mean that the tower could be looked into again by the Greater Sydney Commission, thereby potentially making changes to the development could be looked into and mean the development could get over the line.

This is great news so those of us who are looking forward to seeing more world-class developments and architecturally stunning towers being built is our city.

Update February 2017:

The Star Ritz-Carlton Hotel Podium
Ritz-Carlton external foyer render – Source: FMJT

The Star Consortium have unveiled their design for the future 6-star hotel which will expand The Star Sydney’s entertainment offering. The winner was announced to be FMJT & could very well be known as Sydney’s Cactus tower by it’s unique shape.

The Star Ritz-Carlton Hotel Render
Source: FMJT

Characteristics of The Star Casino 6 Star Ritz-Carlton Hotel:

Developer:The Star
Location:80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont, NSW, 2009
Height of Building:228m High
Number of Buildings:1
Number of Floors:65 stories
Number of Hotel Rooms:220 Hotel rooms
Number of Apartments:150 Apartments
Star Rating of Hotel:6 Stars
Build Cost in AUD ($):$500,000,000
Estimated Completion Date:2020
The Star Ritz-Carlton Hotel Interior
Source: FMJT

It is the first skyscraper to be built in Pyrmont, which is one suburb away from the CBD and can be accessed by the inner-west light rail & is a short walk from Darling Harbour.

The Star is potentially ramping up their entertainment offering as a competing casino development across the harbour in Barangaroo called the Crown Casino Sydney in now under construction & it will compete directly with The Star Sydney for the gaming market in Sydney for both domestic & international visitors.

This spectacular tower will be 228m tall which will be almost a full 200m taller than any other building in Pyrmont. It will be interesting to see if more building’s in the suburb rise after this tower or if this is a once of ‘landmark’development for the suburb.

There will be a total of 150 apartments in the building, along with 220 hotel suites to accompany the apartments for guests. This will be a 6-Star hotel.

The Star Ritz-Carlton Hotel Skyline
Source: FMJT

The design is relatively unique for Sydney standard’s & will make a bold statement on the skyline.

This is by far FMJT’s most unique design that they have unveiled for a Sydney development.

It will turn this development into an instantly recognisable building on the Sydney skyline.

The total investment in The Star Ritz-Carlton is expected to be $500 Million AUD making it one of the biggest developments in the country.

It is expected that the building will be completed by the year 2020.

Location Map of The Star Casino 6 Star Ritz-Carlton Hotel: