Basil Zempilas hits back at Crown Perth boss for claim against city

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Perth Lord Mayor, Basil Zempilas has hit back at claims made by Crown Perth’s CEO, David Tsai, that the city lacks vibrancy and things to do, stating that Crown is failing to deliver on its promises.

According to The Western Australian, Tsai, who relocated to Perth in 2022, stated that while the city is safe and sunny, it “lacks a little bit” and that with limited trading hours, “there’s not a lot to do” compared to Sydney and Melbourne.

Zempilas retaliated by stating on 6PR Perth that it was “poor” [for Tsai] to compare cities.

“The idea of comparing our capital city [Perth] to other cities around the world, is a poor one”, Zempilas said.

“Those cities don’t have what we have, we are a lifestyle city…the people of Perth want to get up early and use the daylight, use the great weather and use the beaches, they don’t want to stay up until midnight every night.”

Source: The Western Australian and 6PR Perth

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