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Parramatta Stadium Rebuild and other stuff

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Suitman, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. strider

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    Why are people so adamant the ground is not a problem .... you can tell by looking at it its nowhere near as good as a normal current day NRL surface with plenty of grass

    Are we getting all defensive cos it is Parramatta's home ground?

    Players are used to playing on wonderful grassed surfaces now days ... it will absolutely affect the way you run and change directions ... you get used to your foot giving a bit in the gress, whereas hardening mud will grab your foot
     
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    They are throwing Moses' injury in with the rest, despite it having nothing to do with the playing surface.
     
  3. T.S Quint

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    I don't know if it had anything to do with the injuries suffered on the weekend, but it is a bit stupid to have so many games on the one surface in such a short period of time. I'm glad they are resurfacing it during this week. Hopefully it will be perfect and ready to go by Friday.
     
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  7. Gronk

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    Paywall !

     
  8. Suitman

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    Won't happen. Pie in the sky from the Bulldogs.
     
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    Anyway, a new "tallest" has been lodged with Parramatta Council.
    Currently, there are 4 "new tallests" under construction. 2 towers by Meriton in Macquarie st, 6-8 Parramatta Square and 8 Phillip st - All 200 mtrs+.
    There's also another in planning at 2 O'Connell st.

    This new one is the tallest of all. Most of you will know where it is with the map provided. Just south of Westfield on the GWH. RL of 242.65. Only 30 mtrs shorter than Packer's Barangaroo hotel/residential tower.

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    Packer's behemoth……

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    cool. I love skyscrapers.
     
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    The Parra one ? Looks like they saved on architecture fees and developer got his 12yo to do it one afternoon.
     
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    Huh?

    It still has to go to State Govt and Gateway for approval.
    There will be a design competition to ensure the best possible design. This pic is just a render of the possible proposal for the application.

    From Parra Council -

    What gets approved and built probably won't be anything like this. The 12 yo will have to find work elsewhere. This is standard procedure for proposals of this extent.
     
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    They will definitely get a 13 yo in for the final design
     
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    Anyone think the NRL should move its headquarters to Parra?
     
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    Lots of construction happening from the tower near the train station to the light rail construction blocking Church and Macquarie St at the moment.
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    The light rail construction has removed the free parking on Macquarie st
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    The traffic control around PLR has been abysmal

    Edit - not the TCs fault
     
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    So, if anyone hasn't been to the partly finished Parra Town Square yet, here's a vid that gives an idea of what it is like to arrive by train and walk through to it.
    The whole development is about 2 years from completion. An incredible employment and dining precinct in what used to be a derelict dump of an area just a few years ago.

     
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    @hineyrulz is being very restrained with his feelings on the developments
     
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    I have so many feelings, most of them boring sadly.
     
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    It’s very boring!

    #enabling
     
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