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What about Brookie?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lsz, May 15, 2009.

  1. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It may have dropped off the radar but how is this justifiable? When will they stop pouring money into Oki (or do I know the answer....labor seat etc...)

    From the SMH......

    Jubilation time at Jubilee

    Kogarah's Jubilee Oval will be packed to the rafters for tonight's big clash, an appropriate time for two federal politicians, Anthony Albanese and Robert McClelland, to announce a further injection of funds to redevelop the ground. The Rudd Government will offer $2.2 million towards the $9.2m redevelopment of the southern stand at the oval - involving new warm-up areas, meetings rooms, corporate hospitality and football offices.
     
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    They've just spent millions on it haven't they?  for something that gets 4 games a year. 
     
  3. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    From http://www.austadiums.com/stadiums/stadiums.php?id=59

    Since the Dragons returned to their spiritual home, the venue has undergone a significant transformation. An initial $2.4 million upgrade led to improved corporate facilities, new seating and other spectator facilities.

    Prior to the 2004 Federal Election, Jubilee Oval gained $8 million from the Howard Government that allowed a new program of enhancements to take place including the installation of 6,235 new seats and state-of-the-art lighting. The capacity has increased to 20,541.

    Recently the NSW State Government has announced additional funding of $7 million that will ensure that Jubilee Oval is arguably NSW's paramount boutique sporting facility.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      For what?  Four Dragons games a year?

    Recent reports in Brisbane are that the various State-owned Stadiums in Queensland cost the taxpayer $90m in losses last year.  That's how you make a loss - pour millions into a facility that won;t generate enough turnover to cover the interest bill - let alone the capital repayment.
     
  5. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agree it is a joke
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The reason is simple, political largesse.  Howard was/is a Saint George tragic as was/is Iemma.  Albanese is a Souths fanatic and absolutely hates Manly and wouldn't help Manly if his life depended on it.  Manly let the ball drop by not putting any pressure on the Liberal blobs who represented the area when the Libs were in charge of the wallet.  It's just lucky Sibraa can get us any coin at all.  It's the problem with sitting in a safe Liberal seat.  Those who represent the area don't follow league, they're Rules or Union types.  Pity.       
     
  7. deadlyeagle

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    Thats right DSM5, the reason why Brookie doesnt get funding is because the region is a safe Liberal seat. It will be very hard to convince the current Labor goverment to spend money on a seat which wont turn votes towards themselves, and when liberal were in charge they didnt have to spend money on the region because its such a safe seat. If it were a contested seat like most in sydney's western suburbs well then it would be a different story.
    (its all about getting votes)

    Funny thing was last election when the Howard Government offered something like $10M to brookie if they had won the election (which was highly unlikly at the time) further turned the region to more of a Liberal seat which therefore makes it even harder to get funding from the government this present day  and thats not just funding for brookie but funding for the whole shire.
     
  8. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Stop being intelligent and talking politics on a footy forum. The house of Reps is Green, The Senate is Red, The Seargent At Arms carries The Mace, I do so like green eggs and ham, I do so like them Sam I am. Go the Sea Eagles.
     
  9. deadlyeagle

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    ha it is relevant and about footy and the reason why we are finding it hard to get funding and the reason why it has taken so long jsut to get anything.
     
  10. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Settle down. Anyone that refers to Green Eggs & Ham in a post isn't really being all that serious.
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    With the announcement of an expanded Super 14 competition, perhaps the Sea Eagles should approach the SANZAR with the idea of Brookvale Oval hosting the much-request Pacific Nations side.

    A north side stadium of 25,000 all-seated would be an ideal draw card for the Rugby heartland of the northern beaches and we could also pick off some of their fringe players for the Sea Eagles.
     
  12. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Settle down. Anyone that refers to Green Eggs & Ham in a post isn't really being all that serious.
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    It must be serious. I do recall from my childhood disturbing vivid images of that green eggs and ham sham.
     
  13. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Settle down. Anyone that refers to Green Eggs & Ham in a post isn't really being all that serious.
    [/quote] It must be serious. I do recall from my childhood disturbing vivid images of that green eggs and ham sham.

    [/quote]Would you like them in a house? Would you like them with a mouse?
    I'll take the mouse, no, make that a gerbil.
     
  14. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You've got a good point Matas, though I think the rugby types would prefer Nth Sydney oval.  More pukker and closer to the rugby heartland that was Norths own.  Interesting to see Phil Blake getting involved in coaching Manly ru.   
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I would say the 5th franchise is destined for Melbourne.
     
  16. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That'd make the construction of a rectangular stadium more cost effective. 
     

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