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EIS now on public exhibition:
Sydney Football Stadium Redevelopment



Concept development application for the redevelopment of Sydney Football Stadium including:
  • A Concept Proposal comprising:
  • a maximum building envelope for the stadium including basement and a roof over all permanent seating;
  • maximum stadium capacity of 45,000 seats (55,000 patrons in concert mode);
  • member areas, premium box/terrace, function lounge and corporate suite operations;
  • flood lighting, stadium video screens and ancillary fittings;
  • team, media and administration facilities, food and beverage areas;
  • new playing pitch and provision for ancillary uses;
  • public domain works and landscaping; and
  • identification of the existing Moore Park Carpark 1 (MP1) as the demolition and construction compound.

Concurrent Stage 1 works comprising:
  • demolition of the existing stadium including the existing Sheridan, Roosters, Waratahs, Cricket NSW Administration Building and Indoor Wickets to ground level (existing slab level);
  • removal of 26 trees; and
  • use of the existing MP1 as the demolition compound.
 

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Interesting. Gladys is really pushing this through before the election in March 2019.
Nice looking stadium proposal, but it's the National Stadium at Homebush that really needs the money spent on it, not this place.
I just wish our politicians weren't so scared of main stream right wing journalists.
 

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I just wish our politicians weren't so scared of main stream right wing journalists.
Couldn’t agree more. And while we’re on the topic - I wish our politicians (one in particular) weren’t so scared of mainstream right wing backbencher dinosaurs...
And sorry “Stadium Lover” ;-) ...
...I’m sure you’ll agree our city needs $2bn taxpayers’ money spent on a f***in’ stadium as badly as it needs another siege in Martin Place.
 

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From today’s SMH:-

NSW
Multi-million-dollar loans to fund new buildings at Allianz Stadium
SCG Trust says it will borrow money from the state government to replace buildings demolished to make way for a stadium.
Michael Buble has been booked for its farewell show and demolition plans are proceeding apace, but recriminations over the process that led to the decision to knock down Allianz Stadium at Moore Park have not fallen away.
The chairman of the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust, Tony Shepherd, told a parliamentary inquiry on Monday the trust would borrow money from the state government to replace buildings demolished to make way for a stadium.
And Mr Shepherd also defended the use of a “certificate of occupancy” that warns of the risks of the existing stadium.
The Parliamentary inquiry is examining the government’s controversial stadium strategy, a $2 billion-plus spree that includes a new stadium at Parramatta to open early next year, a replacement stadium at Moore Park, and a redevelopment of ANZ Stadium at Olympic Park.
One of the issues aired at the inquiry is whether the government would have to pay more than the $729 million cost of a new stadium at Moore Park to compensate tenants displaced when Allianz and adjacent buildings are torn down.
Labor’s sports spokeswoman, Lynda Voltz, asked if the SCG Trust’s disruption costs would be in the order of $300 million previously estimated by the trust.
“It’s significantly less than that,” Mr Shepherd said.
Mr Shepherd said the trust would be “borrowing money from the government to build a new sports central building” to replace administration buildings to be demolished for the new stadium.
“We will borrow money to do it and we will repay it out of commercial rents and out of increased revenue from the new stadium,” Mr Shepherd said.
The inquiry has also been interrogating the government and trust’s arguments about the safety deficiencies of Allianz.
David Blackett, whose firm Blackett Maguire and Goldsmith, provided a certificate to the trust warning of the risks of operating Allianz Stadium beyond 2019, earlier told the inquiry this type of certificate was developed for the trust.
“An occupation certificate is a document under the planning act,” Mr Blackett said. “A certificate of occupancy is a document we have developed.”
The government has used this certificate to make the case for urgently replacing the stadium: the government has “clear advice that Allianz Stadium will not be able to obtain an occupancy certificate past 2019,” Sports Minister Stuart Ayres told the Herald in December.
Asked about the lack of a statutory need for such a certificate, Mr Shepherd said it made common sense to obtain such advice, given the detailed safety audits before the Trust.
“We are responsible for the safety of our patrons ... that is an absolute requirement under the law,” he said. The main problem with Allianz was not maintenance, but the stadium's unsafe and over-crowded design.
"The core problem is the fundamental design which cannot be fixed other than by a complete rebuild," he said.
The government faces a tight timeline to begin the demolition of Allianz Stadium prior to the March 2019 election.
Jim Betts, the chief executive of Infrastructure NSW, said he would “need to take advice” as to whether there was any conflict between conventions governing decisions leading up to an election, and the timeline for demolishing and building a new stadium.
Labor opposes a new stadium at Moore Park.
 

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Interesting. Gladys is really pushing this through before the election in March 2019.
Nice looking stadium proposal, but it's the National Stadium at Homebush that really needs the money spent on it, not this place.
I just wish our politicians weren't so scared of main stream right wing journalists.
Stadiums and their events bring in money to the economy, in order to reap the most economic benefit out of them, they need to be positioned close to an entertainment-accomodation precinct and transportation. Does Sydney city need stadiums, yes it does, the only fault of Moore park is the lack of an efficient transport option that isn't bus or a yet to be completed light rail, a rectangular stadium sporting code that draws in crowds and a demography that supports live sport events such as that which exists in Melbourne. Homebush may be closer to the geographic centre of Sydney but it is a sterile place.
 

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Notice from the SCG Trust that the Gold/Plat Members gym will relocate to the Entertainment Quarter from 2 Jan 2019, so I'd be expecting stadium demo to commence in January
Impossible. The DA is on exhibition until the end of this month and the proposal breaks multiple planning rules.

Quite apart from the planning rules, the Minister of Sport and the SCSGT are acting outside their powers under the SCSG Act, which restricts them to the SCSGT Lands. They simply can't go round executing head leases with Carsingha and making DAs in the EQ.
 
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