SCG Sleight of Hand
24 November 2015
Licence for a five to six storey Australian Rugby Union centre with a sports science facility on the Sydney Cricket Ground Gold Members Car Park was snuck into a bill devoted to tidying up miscellaneous laws. Despite the longstanding convention of removing statute law provisions that cause concern, the government with the support of Labor, blocked my amendments to remove this change from the bill. It is unclear how far advanced plans are and we may not know until it is too late because the SCG does not have to consult on an environmental impact statement.
This is public land dedicated for public recreation and I encourage you to write to the Premier to oppose development of this site online HERE or email [email protected]. My speech is available HERE and the Sydney Morning Herald article HERE.