WAtoday (Australia) – Sporting codes have delivered their verdict on the state government’s latest backflip to its stadium policy.
- Unveiling yet another iteration of its controversial policy, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Thursday the government had ditched plans for a $1.
- The NRL has declared its support for the change; other organisations including Football Federation Australia and Cricket NSW were far less enthused.
- “We’ll effectively be homeless in the new year, and our players and community won’t have an indoor centre to train in from some time in the next 2½ years,” Cricket NSW chief executive Andrew Jones said.
- Faced with the challenge of explaining yet another revision of the policy, Ms Berejiklian relied heavily on the government’s receipt of business cases from Infrastructure NSW, which showed the renovation of ANZ stadium would save taxpayers $500 million.
- Correction: This story has been updated to reflect the fact that the NSW government’s business cases were prepared by Infrastructure NSW, not Infrastructure Australia, as stated in an earlier version of the story.