20 Sep '11, 5am

Australian plan for mega-brothel gets rejected for being too ambitious, and threatening other brothels in the area

SYDNEY (AFP) - Sydney's city council has voted down plans for a mega-brothel featuring rooms with multiple beds and pool tables, likening the development to a super-sized shopping mall that would threaten competition. The proposed A$12 million (S$15.5 million) extension to the 'Stiletto' premises in Sydney's Camperdown, doubling its working rooms to 40 and creating a wing for group bookings, would have made it Australia's biggest brothel. But city councillors rejected the application at a meeting Monday night, saying it was too ambitious and would threaten other brothels in the area. 'This brothel is the Westfield of brothels,' said councillor Shayne Mallard, referring to Australia's largest shopping mall chain. 'We're not prudes, we're not opposed to brothels, but we have a policy of anti-clustering, spreading them out.' Local residents expressed fears about noise, parkin...

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