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We are committed to carrying on this work, which will now help guide updating of the City’s planning controls for the precinct.

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In response to the community’s strong concerns, I asked our expert Design Advisory Panel to consider this development, and they advised a technical urban design strategy of the sites as the most effective way to respond and identify improvements within the current controls.

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This is an absolute credit to strong community opposition to what was an out of character & inappropriate redevelopment for this significant and prominent Kings Cross site, as well as the efforts of City staff, supported by the Design Advisory Panel to ensure design excellence.

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BREAKING: The application to redevelop the former Bourbon and Beefsteak, Empire Hotel and Les Girls sites has been withdrawn by the developer.

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