^^^^ I thought we were going it alone. Now it seems that we have backed down and the NSW Gov are chipping in. This means that it is no longer a private facility and has to be shared with the community. Unsure why it’s taken this long to work it out beacuse Souths, Waratahs, Tigers, Manly etc have all built theirs.
It was never going to be a private facility anyway, as it had already received Federal funding.
Manly got their Federal grant to build theirs in 2013 as an election commitment from Abbott..it took a while.
Tigers is also Federally funded, election commitment for Reid. I don't believe Souths got Fed money, funnily enough Federal Labor seat
Interestingly the NSW Government put in more money than the ACT Government for the Raiders one.
The Broncos got two Federal grants to build some things.
The Cowboys got both the ground and the Centre of Excellence from the Feds....helped with Herbert being the most marginal electorate in the country.
The Dolphins also got some Fed money too recently, Petrie is marginal at times.