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Brookie's only hope a federal handout

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    WARRINGAH Council will appeal to the federal government to pay for the upgrade of Brookvale Oval.

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    • DSM5

      DSM5 Well-Known Member

      +516 /0
      Arbib can say what he likes, he's not responsible, and besides that he's not well respected in Canberra. As I've posted before, Anthony Albanese, the Federal Minister with the money, is a rabid Manly hater. As much as I loath to say this, an Abbott Government is our best hope for Federal funds for Brookvale.
    • Crusher_Cleal

      Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

      +762 /21
      We are stuffed without this.
    • Phantar

      Phantar Well-Known Member

      +273 /0
      Way things are in Canberra DSM, it might not be Mr Albanese's call for much longer.
    • tookey

      tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,796 /186
      But what about the 10 years that Abbott was in government and all he gave us was some money for lights? The Howard govt had susplus' galore and wouldn't have missed a measly $50m for bookie oval.

      Howard upgraded kogarah and abbott should have ensured that we were upgraded as well. A missed opportunity
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      • mcatt

        mcatt Active Member

        +62 /0
        Very true. But it would be interesting to know if we had actually been proactive in seeking funding during that period. Did we even go to the government and ask? Did we have upgrade proposals ready to show what we would do with the money? Unfortunately we're a safe seat, we have to earn our government handouts, unlike marginal seats who just sit back while both parties bends over backwards for them. Although it has been a slow and tedious process, we at least seem to have somewhat decent plans to take to the government.
      • Cameron

        Cameron Cambo

        +669 /35
        true tooks
        but things change when your PM

        And while abbott isnt as passionate about manly as Howard was with his dragons Abbott is a manly man and it is his local area.

        When he gets in i Would expect similar money to the money Kogorah and Win have recieved.
      • patorick2010

        patorick2010 Mr BPD

        +135 /2
        Just because you see Abbott in a brand new Manly jersey once or twice a year for a press conference, doesn't mean he's actually a Manly supporter.

        He's a fair-weather fan, at best, and will not stick his neck out for us.

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        • Jono

          Jono Well-Known Member

          +176 /5
          And look what that got WIN Stadium...a bent roof :p
        • Masked Eagle

          Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

          +976 /0
          I've said it before and I'll say it again. You want to get Brooke redeveloped. Become a marginal electorate. Everyone who lives in an odd number house vote Liberal, everyone who lives in an even vote labour. I won't happen this time but in the next election afterwards not only will Brookie get redeveloped the whole area will undergo massive development.

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