Labor calls for Barangaroo casino report to be publicly released

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The NSW Labor Opposition has today called on the O'Farrell Government to publicly release the Deloitte report into Crown’s proposal for a high end gaming facility at Barangaroo, in the interests of openness and transparency.

The O'Farrell Government is refusing to release the report it commissioned into Crown’s proposal for Barangaroo.

"The O'Farrell Government should publicly release the Deloitte report into Crown's proposal for a high roller gaming facility at Barangaroo," Shadow Minister for Planning, Luke Foley said today.

“The Opposition has been very open-minded regarding the Crown proposal, but unless there is openness and transparency around this project, it will be extremely difficult for Labor to offer bipartisan support in the NSW Parliament.

“Mr O’Farrell should also agree to publicly release the Government’s own stage two assessment of the proposal once it is completed, and if it proceeds, the stage three assessment as well.

“Should a second casino be approved, Mr O’Farrell should also ensure the terms of the gaming licence are made public.

“Mr O’Farrell promised openness and transparency in Government, and it is about time he delivered.”

Shadow Minister for Gaming, Steve Whan said: “Barangaroo is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Sydney and we have to get things right.”

“The NSW Government commissioned Deloitte to assess the economic impacts and benefits of the Crown proposal, and the public have a right to know what they reported.”