Centennial Parklands Stadium
(Question, 23 March 2016, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
My question is directed to the Premier. Will the Government commit to no further encroachment or development on Moore Park land so this vital public open space is protected for current and future generations?
Mr MIKE BAIRD:It is great to have policy questions from the Independents and members of The Greens and I commend them for it. This Government has made a commitment to upgrade stadiums across this great city. It is about time because we do not want to just compete against the rest of the country, we want to compete against the rest of the world. Let us get the best stadiums we possibly can. We remain committed to plans to redevelop a new stadium at the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust lands. I also note that the light rail will pass Moore Park so we are improving public transport. I know the member for Sydney supports light rail. Do members of The Greens support light rail?
I do know The Greens more broadly are happier as a general principle with public transport than the Labor Party. I think that is a pretty clear principle. We are very proud to be delivering on our commitment. As the member said, that is part of Rebuilding NSW. We are proud of what we are doing because that is exactly what this Government is doing. We are rebuilding New South Wales, not just with stadiums and roads but also rail, schools and hospitals across this great State and we are very proud to be doing it. We think New South Wales deserves the best and that is what we are about; trying to deliver the best possible things to the people of this State including the best possible stadiums we can.