Meeting Date: Tuesday, 30 January, 2018
Location: Council Chambers, City Administrative Building, Bridge Road, Nowra
MM18.5....... Mayoral Minute - Sydney Stadiums Projects................................................. 1
Addendum Agenda - Ordinary Meeting – Tuesday 30 January 2018
MM18.5 Mayoral Minute - Sydney Stadiums Projects
HPERM Ref: D18/30419
That Council write to the State Government expressing our concern with the Sydney Stadiums Projects and request that the government reconsider and redirect some funding to the Princes Hwy South of Berry – the border to further improve safety, to assist Coastal Councils who are buckling under infrastructure pressure during peak tourism seasons and general infrastructure needs of Shoalhaven City Council to deliver projects such as ENSA that compliment the work of the State.
The State Government announced last year that it bulldoze the existing two major stadiums and commence a reconstruction to the value of $2billion in a works program that is to be completed by 2022. It may indeed make Sydney the number one destination for sporting facilities, but to date the Government have not released the business case to back up this assumption. Meanwhile, Councils like ours are expected to have watertight business cases for our community infrastructure that of course brings economic and community benefits to our City to compete in what feels like a never ending roundabout of grant applications. I seek Councils support to write and express these concerns to the government.