How did the Opal Tower developer land a contemporary $64m challenge?
In a brand new layer of controversy for the North Sydney Olympic Pool, the pool’s redevelopment contract has been handed to the corporate behind Sydney’s disastrous Opal Tower constructing.
The North Sydney Olympic Pool has spectacular views, a wealthy historical past, and loads of controversy.
The power grew to become the face of presidency rorting final 12 months when native mayor Jilly Gibson insisted on national television that the pool — perched beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge — was “a regional facility” and due to this fact deserving of a $10 million grant earmarked for female change rooms in rural areas.
Now the council has adopted up that controversy with a model new one. As The Sydney Morning Herald revealed this week, it has handed the contract for the pool’s redevelopment to Icon, the corporate behind Sydney’s disastrous Opal Tower constructing.