Sydney brothel’s expansion gets the green light

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SYDNEY: A Sydney brothel has received the go-ahead for a multimillion-dollar expansion that will see it become Australia’s largest sex premises, with rooms featuring multiple beds and pool tables.

Plans to double the number of rooms at inner Sydney’s Stiletto into a mega-brothel complex were knocked back late last year by the city council on the grounds that it was too big.

But the owners won an appeal to the Land and Environment Court this week, with commissioner Susan O’Neill ruling the development, including a wing for group bookings, should go ahead.

“The issue of a moral objection to the nature of the activities of a sex premises were raised by some of the public submissions and resident objectors,” O’Neill said in the judgment.

“As a sex premises is a legal land use and permissible… with consent, moral objections to the proposal are not relevant considerations.”

O’Neill said Stiletto’s operation to date had been assessed by the council as “acceptable and better than most” brothels in the city, and the proposed expansion to 40 rooms had addressed traffic and other concerns.

Stiletto is open 24 hours each day of the year, except for Christmas Day. – Sapa-AFP

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