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James Packer’s $60million Sydney penthouse at Crown Casino is approved after merging six apartments

James Packer’s $60million penthouse in Sydney’s new Crown Casino has been unveiled, and it comes with a cinema and panoramic views of the city.  

The 1340sqm apartment sits on levels 48 and 49 of new tower block in Barangaroo, which is set for completion next year. 

The penthouse, which has been called ‘Sky Castle’, features six huge bedrooms, a study and a gym. 

Packer, 52, purchased the space back in 2017, when the council had originally approved the construction of six luxury apartments with 18 bedrooms between them. 

Each of the original six apartments planned to have a single parking space, all of which Packer now plans to keep for himself, according to The Australian. 

Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore, slammed the move and called it ‘excessive and counter to sound urban planning and concept plan principles’. 

It is not clear if Packer himself will be living in the penthouse, only that the original plans had been changed to merge the six apartments into one at the buyer’s request.

In April, a TikTok video gave an rare look into the construction of the $2.4billion casino and apartments – including Packer’s penthouse. 

Different levels of the building are shown in the video, including the casino gaming area, a hotel hallway on level six, bathrooms and the basement on level three.

Prices for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in the tower reportedly start at $9.5million. 

James Packer is the son of media tycoon Kerry Packer who sold off most of his father’s empire after he died in 2005, and entered into the casino business. 

Forbes estimated in January that Packer had a net worth of $3.6billion – making him Australia’s ninth richest person.

Packer, who owns a 36.8 per cent majority share of Crown, said he plans to return to Sydney once the project is finally complete.    

‘Having this hotel gives Crown three incredible resorts across the country, employing thousands of workers and attracting tourists from across the globe,’ he previously told Daily Mail Australia.

‘I grew up in Sydney and my kids still spend time here, it’s a beautiful place and I hope to spend more time visiting.’ 

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