Original article by Andrew Clennell
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 24-Nov-17
Not all members of the New South Wales cabinet are happy with plans to spend $A2.3 billion on upgrading two of Sydney’s biggest stadiums. The proposal to revamp Allianz Stadium and ANZ Stadium has been put forward by Sport Minister Stuart Ayres, and was strongly backed by Premier Gladys Berejiklian when she opened cabinet on 23 November. Seven ministers are understood to have voiced concern about the plan, particularly in regard to ANZ Stadium. However, it is believed cabinet was told the National Rugby League had threatened to take the grand final away from Sydney if ANZ Stadium was not upgraded.
ALLIANZ AUSTRALIA LIMITED, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF TOURISM, SPORT AND RECREATION, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET