Monday 27 November 2017
The government has kowtowed to another SCG request that even major sporting bodies that use SCG stadiums say is not needed. At a time when surrounding populations are skyrocketing and delivering massive funds to government coffers, the government should invest in much needed recreation space for apartment dwellers not spectator sports with empty stadium seats.
Allianz Stadium could be refurbished at far less cost and without putting Moore Park at risk. This $2.3billion dollar spend comes at a time when the government has cut all recurring funding to the parklands and has refused to invest in light rail changes that would protect the parklands.
We know the SCG wants to build on Moore Park and there are rumours it has its eyes on Driver Avenue and the Entertainment Quarter; it recently got the destructive Tibby Cotter Bridge to nowhere and now a new stadium – what will it get next?
With Parliamentary colleagues, Lord Mayor Clover Moore and community groups, we’ll be campaigning to oppose this scandalous plan.