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NSW's Stadium Rebuild



Facts:

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  • This plan has been met with criticism by the public, with Sydney Morning Herald sports commentator Peter FitzSimmons starting a change.org petition to boycott the plan, describing the $2 Billion plan as a “waste”. At the time of writing, it is 3,000 signatures away from its 150,000 signature goal.

Issue:

Should the NSW government go

ahead with the proposed $2 billion

stadium refurbishment plan?



Sources:

  1. ABC, 'Berejiklian's decision to rebuild Sydney stadiums for $2 billion 'political poison', MPs warn'

  2. The Roar, 'The SFS rebuild is a complete waste of money'.

  3. The Conversation, 'Hosting the Olympics: cash cow or money pit?'.

  4. The Conversation, 'Instead of rebuilding stadiums, the NSW government should focus on local sport and events'; SMH, 'The government must know it is wrong to build three new stadiums'.

  5. Above, ref 2.

  6. SMH, 'NSW stadium rebuilds take money from the state's real needs'.

  7. The Australian, 'State backflip could lose grand final for ANZ Stadium'

  8. Above, ref. 3.

  9. news.com.au, 'Sydney is ‘well behind’ other Aussie cities for major events'.

  10. Fox Sports, 'NSW government plan to rebuild ANZ Stadium, Allianz Stadium will improve NRL crowds'.

  11. SMH, 'Gladys Berejiklian risks trashing her reputation in the arena of public opinion'; The Daily Telegraph, 'Gladys Berejiklian stadium spend: Premier insists she is making ‘right call


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