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2019: oh what a lovely/horrible year

2019 year in review by ALEC SMART January City Hub begins the year reporting on the proposed demolition and replacement of the Sydney Football Stadium, known commercially as the Allianz Stadium, at Moore Park. Ironically, in the last week of 2019, City Hub is again reporting on it following the announcement the NSW Govt will […]

Stadium budget blowout

By ASHNA BHARKHADA The Sydney Football Stadium rebuild will cost the NSW Govt $99 million more than expected, as details of the new contract signed with builder John Holland emerged on 18 Dec. The new contract for stage two of the project is worth $735 million, escalating the total estimated cost for the new arena, […]

Brewery brawl, car thievery captured, Endeavour’s endeavour: News Bites – 2 Oct 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Brewery brawl A fight disrupted a punk rock gig at Staves Brewery in Glebe on Sunday 29 Sept, resulting in broken furniture, smashed beer glasses and a window, damaged drums and a woman punched. The brawl attracted six carloads of police. City Hub was told two members of the band […]

Lendlease lose stadium

By VERONICA ANASSIS Lendlease has been dropped from the rebuild of Sydney Football Stadium, in a sudden vendor shake-up by NSW Government. NSW Infrastructure have abandoned the development giant, for failure to meet the $729 million project’s objectives, and an alleged cost blowout. Now a giant rink of rubble, only the stadium’s light still stands, […]

Selling NSW – Berejiklian style

BY WENDY BACON Last week, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told the Sydney Morning Herald that her government had taken the politics out of building things. Her comment was designed to gloss over the obvious fact that this election is all about the politics of destroying and building things, especially the Sydney Football Stadium. Before we […]

Wrecking balls hang in the balance

BY WENDY BACON UPDATE: On Friday, Justice Pain refused to continue the injunction. This means demolition is underway inside the stadium. However Local Democracy Matters have appealed and will be back in court on Monday. City Hub paid a visit this morning and you can hear internal parts of the stadium crashing to the ground. […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE SYDNEY FOOTBALL STADIUM DEMOLITION SPECTACULAR!

You have to feel for architect Philip Cox, as despite a temporary legal injunction, the wrecking ball hovers ominously over his Sydney Football Stadium – a mere 30 years since his innovative design was first realised. It’s almost akin to watching an innocent man on death row, waiting in vain until the final day of […]

Lendlease ordered to halt demolition

BY WENDY BACON The NSW Land and Environment has ordered construction company Lendlease not to begin demolishing the Sydney Football Stadium until March 8. The order is a setback for the Gladys Berejiklian government, which is desperate to get the roof off the stadium before the election on March 23. With the Labor opposition, Greens, […]

Stadium still in the balance

By Wendy Bacon Following the defeat of a Liberal party rescission motion on Monday, Waverley Council has finally been able to push ahead with urgent legal moves against the approval of the demolition of Sydney Football Stadium. At its third attempt, Waverley Council had a quorum with nine councillors present. The rescission motion was narrowly […]

Libs play games with stadium’s future

By Wendy Bacon Waverley Council Liberals have boycotted debate on their own rescission motion aimed at reversing Council’s support for legal action to stop demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium. The motion supporting taking action was passed after Waverley Council received advice from a senior barrister that the Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts’ approval of […]