1. Musk’s tweet sparks interest in LV underground people-mover
We aren’t sure which people Musk is planning to move in coronavirus world but, Elon Musk ramped up excitement for the Boring Co.’s underground people-mover project at the Las Vegas Convention Centre by tweeting out a rendering of Station 2 of the Las Vegas Convention Centre Loop project, drawing interest from his 37 million Twitter followers. “Coming soon,” Musk tweeted. The $55 million project will transport people around the convention centre once the facility’s $980.3 million expansion project is complete later this year.
2. New era for Bulldogs as battling club unveils hotel empire jersey sponsor
The patriarch of the Bulldogs new major sponsor – pub baron Arthur Laundy – intends to take a hands-on approach towards returning Canterbury-Bankstown to an NRL powerhouse.
With a family hotel empire worth more than $500 million, Laundy Hotels have linked with the Bulldogs armed with a blueprint aimed at delivering long-term success at Belmore.
In a historical link dating back to the 1980s, the Laundy Family’s new major sponsorship was unveiled at the Twin Willows Hotel in Bass Hill – once the unofficial club house for Canterbury-Bankstown in the 1980s.
Bulldogs legends Terry Lamb, David Gillespie, Peter Mortimer, Geoff Robinson and Joe Thomas were all on hand at the venue where the club famously celebrated premierships in 1980, ‘84, ’85 and ’88.
3. Cleared path for Star casino to build 51-storey hotel?
Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore has blasted government plans that will clear the way for The Star casino to construct a 51-storey Ritz-Carlton hotel at Pyrmont in the inner Sydney suburb.
The NSW government on Friday released a draft strategy to reshape the suburb over the next two decades, which includes allowing buildings of up to 180 metres on the site of The Star, and almost 170 metres in the area where the Harbourside shopping centre is located.
But Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes rejected suggestions the planned changes ignored community concerns about The Star’s initial plans to build a 66-storey tower, saying the proposed heights under the draft strategy were “quite different” to what was originally proposed.
An independent panel last year rejected The Star’s $530 million plan for a 237-metre tall casino tower, after the Planning Department had recommended the project for refusal.