Tuesday 12 June 2018
Ahead of the expected exhibition of an Environmental Impact Statement, in Parliament I again asked the government to withdraw its plans to knock down and rebuild Allianz Stadium and reinvest funds in the parklands and community recreation. I called for release of the full business case, which has since happened following a Legislative Council motion and which shows a business case filled with poorly justified estimates and assumptions. Secrecy remains on other associated SCG plans including where the pool and gym will be relocated, what other buildings will be constructed and expansions into the Entertainment Quarter. Hearings as part of the Sydney Stadiums Strategy show that the rebuild process is being significantly rushed when viewed against comparable projects. My speech is HERE.