In a council statement last Wednesday, Byrne, a labor councilor, accused the government of creating a “pig barrel” at Ayers’ seat. It hosts 11 games a year and said Leichhardt Oval will host more than 50 games a year across multiple sports codes.
“Dominique Perrotet is delighted to spend $300 million on Stuart Ayers seats to build a shiny new Panthers stadium dedicated to one club.
“But Wests Tigers and all other senior, junior, men’s and women’s rugby league, football and rugby union teams who regularly use the Leichhardt Oval get nothing,” Byrne said. increase.
In a statement, the council’s deputy mayor and labor councilor, Jessica D’Arienzo, said in a statement that the council was “simply asking for some help” in order to provide decent facilities for fans and athletes who use the Leichhardt Oval. ” he said.
“With just a fraction of what was allocated to Stuart Ayers’ seats, an upgraded and expanded grandstand, appropriate for patrons, while maintaining the traditional Wayne Pierce Hill and Keith Barnes grandstands. We can build catering and toilet facilities, women-friendly changing rooms,” D “said Arienzo.
On Friday, Sports Minister Alistair Henskens said the government was discussing various options for redeveloping Penrith Stadium, which he said would provide a “state-of-the-art” sports venue.
“Once the talks are complete and the scope of the new Penrith Stadium is determined, the cost and timing of construction of the new stadium will be confirmed.
“While the NSW government continues to work on upgrading stadiums in the suburbs, it is only fitting that further investments in stadiums are staged following recent natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic,” Henskens said. says.
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Collapse of Leichhardt Oval railing to be investigated by local council
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