I know this place very well! There used to be a shopping mall there already and, the way you describe this one - no light, low ceiling, sloping floors - sounds like nothing's changed. So yeah, encourage development, but one that's pointless?! Well, pointless for who (?) That's the perspective Westfield (Sydney City Council) may have about the idea of encouraging construction of a public space. The public space first needs to make money(of course). But even then, remember the Sydney World Square catastrophe? Funny times....
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