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Meanwhile... Brookie waits

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    WIN Stadium to get $28.9mil makeover


    BY BRETT COX
    17/10/2009 4:00:00 AM
    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/n...r/1651650.aspx

    The future of major sport and entertainment events in Wollongong has been assured, with a State Government commitment yesterday to build a new $28.9 million western grandstand at WIN Stadium within three years.The decision guarantees the long-term presence of the St George Illawarra Dragons NRL side in the city and boosts plans to one day establish an A-League football team within the region.
    The two-tiered grandstand will include 6170 covered seats, increasing the ground's total capacity by 3758 to 23,150.
    The announcement by Premier Nathan Rees followed agreement by State Cabinet on Tuesday to go ahead with the plan after a decade of lobbying from sporting, business and community leaders, including Illawarra MPs Noreen Hay and David Campbell.
    Mr Rees said the Federal Government would be approached to pay half the cost of the new grandstand - but insisted the project would go ahead with or without national funds.
    "A great city merits a great stadium," Mr Rees said.
    "This is an upgrade the people of the Illawarra deserve and that the people of the Illawarra will get.
    "Many years ago now the Government helped fund the Northern Grandstand and now it's time to finish the job, replacing the 50-year-old western grandstand and putting a brand-new state-of-the-art facility in."
    The new grandstand is a more modest version of an initial $47 million proposal which included a hotel and walkway to the Steelers Club. It was rejected by the Treasury.
    Included are four commercial areas facing Harbour St that will be put up for lease, two function areas and media facilities.
    The western change room will be relocated to the southern grandstand, where minor refurbishments will occur, including the upgrade of corporate boxes.
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  2. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing for Brookie because of the council infighting.
     
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  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Laughable and ridiculous, the dragons have 2 grounds and fans with brand new jerseys, as soon as they start losing again their supporters will dwindle
     
  5. DSM5

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    Brookvale will get nothing because it sits in the middle of Liberal seats, State and Federal.  The Liberal party have no reason to put money into Brookvale.  There's no votes in league.  The Liberals give tax cuts to their wealthy backers, Labour give stadiums, tollways and underground rail lines to no-where.  It has very little to do with local government.  Just too expensive for that layer of government to fund
     
  6. deadlyeagle

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    You nearly had it but its more to do with the fact the Warringah Seat is a SAFE Liberal seat, so the labor goverment cant be bothered pumping in money to that area if it wont win more votes or a seat and the liberals just laugh and do nothing aswell because there is no need.
     
  7. DSM5

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    Correct.  What's needed are a couple of league loving local Liberal members.  Abbott and the 'Iron Lady' are union supporters.  The State Libs, I don't know.  I think Mike Baird, Liberal Manly, maybe worth cultivating as I think he's the shadow treasurer and they'll get up next state election.  Could get something out of him if there's anything left in the kitty. 
     

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