Crown Barangaroo expected to open Christmas 2020

Crown Resorts’ Sydney VIP venue is set to open three months ahead of schedule – in Christmas 2020, according to company founder James Packer, local media reports. 

Packer made the comments whilst touring the construction site of the multi-billion Barangaroo development on Wednesday. 

Construction is now around 75 percent complete, with 55 floors in place. 

The founder and his company recently made an A$5 million donation into bushfire recovery efforts, which continues to impact the country. 

The billionaire declined to comment on ongoing probity checks relating to Crown’s sale to Melco Resorts founder Lawrence Ho, as well as an inquiry into alleged corrupt practices of the company but said he would be willing to give his full cooperation into investigations if required.