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Future NRL Stadiums part II

Discussion in 'NRL' started by insert.pause, May 8, 2015.

  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Further delay to rebuild of Sydney Football Stadium

    Construction of the Sydney Football Stadium redevelopment has blown out by several months and will not begin until the middle of March at the earliest, with further delays likely to jeopardise the project’s deadline of hosting the 2022 NRL grand final.

    While the NSW government on Sunday moved to quell any concern that the project would be delivered late, documents published by Infrastructure NSW reveal the work is running months behind and building isn’t set to begin until next month.

    Building was supposed to have started last October and be finished by June 2021, with the stadium to open nine months later in March 2022, according to an indicative timeline released by the government.

    But the updated tender documents list a revised construction timeline, with works expected to finish about July 30, 2022, about two months out from grand final, assuming no more delays.

    Despite the evident stasis in the project’s construction, the government said on Sunday that the rebuilt stadium was on track for completion. It said Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta hosted its first match only a month after building ended last March.

    “The new Sydney Football Stadium will be finished in time to host the 2022 NRL grand final,” said a spokesman for Infrastructure NSW, the agency leading the project.

    “Works on the SFS have continued throughout 2019 and 2020 and there has been no ‘six-month’ delay.”

    Notes from a community consultative committee meeting earlier this month at the stadium reveal the above-ground demolition of the site has been completed, but pile demolitions from the former site were not likely to be finished until the end of February.

    “John Holland expects to start on site in mid-March if the site is handed over in February,” said Paul Cassel, project director for John Holland, the multinational construction company now in charge of the operation.

    The two-stage project was originally contracted to Lendlease for $729m until the company revealed its costs would go well past what the government had set aside at the 2019 election. The project was subsequently put back out to tender and John Holland won the contract for $828m, a process that ultimately delayed the construction.

    “Lendlease’s bid for Stage 2 was well above that from John Holland,” said Tom Gellibrand, head of NSW projects for Infrastructure NSW, at the meeting. “The original design was done a long time ago and roughly costed. A number was arrived at and $729m allocated. Since then things have moved, the design changed, planning approval received, a contract signed.”

    A John Holland spokeswoman said the company was “committed to delivering the Sydney Football Stadium on time”.

    Labor sport spokeswoman Lynda Voltz said she was not confident the stadium would be built in time for the grand final, given the delays already besetting the project.

    “It’s hard to argue that this project can be fast-tracked, given the pressures on other infrastructure projects around Sydney,” Ms Voltz said. “The project is already so late.”

    Greens MP David Shoebridge said to meet the deadline the government would have to deliver the project without any further delays, something it had found challenging to achieve in the recent past.

    “Every project this government touches is over time and over budget,” he said. “There’s a reason we opposed this project in the lead-up to the election. It’s because it was already going to run over budget and almost certainly going to see taxpayers paying over the margin to replace a perfectly functioning stadium.”

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/na...m/news-story/d5c5468597c7b77f0dfe56e64ef62f40
     
  2. Zadar

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    May as well just host the next few years Grand finals at WSS since the NRL obviously don’t care about crowd figures, and are standing strong on not moving it out of Sydney.
     
  3. Diesel

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    If you look up debacle in the dictionary, the definition will be the new SFS
     
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  4. beave

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    f**king shit show.
     
  5. adamkungl

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    This isn't news, this is pure pot stirring.
    They're painting this as a further delay when it's the same delay that they reported on 3 months ago.
    The March construction beginning was stated in the last round of news about the project.
    This has been on the Infrastructure NSW website since John Holland was announced.

    "Demolition is complete and Lendlease are continuing to prepare the site for construction, in line with their stage one contract.

    John Holland have been awarded the contract for stage two of the project and will have a presence on site in early 2020, with major work expected to commence towards the end of quarter one."
     
  6. beave

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  8. Saint Doc

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    here is the time laspse! Wasn’t hard to capture at all

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  9. siv

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    Time has arrived to put ANZ build work on hold until SFS completed
     
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  10. Saint Doc

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    nope. They can’t afford to wait- if liberals lose the next election it will be cancelled
     
  11. BlueandGold

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    Labor took stadiums to the last election.

    They lost.

    Wanna try round 2?

    hahaha
     
  12. adamkungl

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    The only timeline they will care about is getting both done, and getting a big event in them, before the next state election.

    Fact is, aside from opposition cheerleaders, no one is going to remember budget or time blowouts if they deliver a good end result.
     
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  13. seanoff

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    So lend lease told the govt there was no way they could deliver the stadium for the original $729M Govt throws tanty, toys thrown from pram, lend lease fired.

    FF 12 months John Holland sign contract to build the thing for $828M.

    WTF. Idiots.

    It will be late and over. Nothing surer.
     
  14. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    Which would almost certainly lead to more cost blowouts as contracts will have been signed with contractors for Homebush.

    Not going to happen.
     
  15. beave

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  16. Perth Red

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    The NRL will demand a multi-million-dollar compensation payment, to be invested in boutique suburban stadiums, should the NSW state government fail to deliver the rebuilt Allianz Stadium on time.

    Despite previous assurances the new venue at Moore Park would be ready by early 2022, the NRL has now been told construction is already six months behind schedule.

    Now the game faces the prospect of losing millions by potentially playing State of Origin and the NRL grand final at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2022, with ANZ Stadium expected to be out of play from July this year until the start of 2023.

    ARLC chairman Peter V'landys has stated his desire to lobby for funding for suburban grounds, and revelations of the delay to the Allianz Stadium works will provide the NRL with an opportunity to leverage the state government into stumping up cash.

    V'landys wants to see tribalism return to rugby league, and this column understands discussions have taken place regarding the construction of several 15,000 to 20,000-seat boutique grounds around Sydney.

    Manly, Campbelltown, Penrith and Sydney's south have been earmarked as primary targets, with all nine Sydney clubs to be catered for as part of the NRL's grand plan.

    The governing body would much prefer fans being locked out than empty grandstands, hence the desire for boutique grounds to cater for crowds of around 15,000.

    It's a significant change in tack. Just a few years back, the NRL adopted a 'build it and they will come' mentality in regards to major stadiums and turned a blind eye to suburban grounds.

    As reported by The Herald in December, the delay could also see the Sydney Cricket Ground host the Origin match that had been earmarked for Allianz Stadium in 2022, as well re-open the debate around the grand final leaving Sydney.

    While NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has a strong relationship with NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian, V'landys' bullish approach has the ARLC chairman on a collision course with the state leader.

    The game's stadium strategy, as well as the current broadcast negotiations, will be significant in defining the V'landys legacy. Be assured, the chairman is already positioning himself as the man who will turn dilapidated suburban grounds into modern stadiums.


    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/how-v-...-suburban-spending-spree-20200227-p544ti.html
     
  17. Russell Crowe's Band

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    So not Jubiee or Cronulla

    a new venue for both clubs plus...a league??

    means sharks can just knock down the field and build more apartments
    Good
     
  18. Perth Tiger

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    So after the shitfight the gov had in funding the current upgrades plus the cost and time blowouts does V'landys really think the gov is going to pour money money into stadium upgrades? Can't see any of it happening
     
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  19. Perth Red

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    that would be the logical step, a bankwest style 25-30k decent stadium for three tennants. Challenge would be where that doesn’t put off the clubs jumping in.

    aiming for 15k stadiums seems very low ambition by our new chairman. Clubs need customers, customers equal revenue.
     
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  20. jim_57

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    New/Renovated grounds in Southern Sydney, Penrith, Manly, Campbelltown etc would be the logical next goal once SFS, ANZ are all done. Some of those seem more likely than others though.
     

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