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Tasmanians who think THEIR stadium is…

…in the wrong place

  • destroys Sullivans Cove heritage
  • major impact on our Cenotaph
  • no public transport
  • not legal to build a stadium here
  • major heritage site
  • obliterates the site and ends the prospect of an Aboriginal reconciliation park
  • the Commonwealth’s $240m “grant” will come out of the state’s GST allocation, so is not a grant at all
  • the Commonwealth’s $240m will mean $240m less on housing, health and/or education
  • the opportunity cost has been ignored
  • the Stadium cost is 14% of the State’s entire budget
  • the cost will inevitably blow out
      • estimated to cost $750m as of mid-2022
      • construction costs are rising at about 15% each year
      • all big projects see large cost escalations
      • the real cost will be $1.2 – $1.5billion

…bad economic and public policy

…rooted in abuse of power

  • no mandate, no social licence
  • the cabinet has not approved the AFL agreement before it was signed
  • there was no Treasury advice to support the project
  • the project’s development has been shrouded in secrecy, to the point two government members left their party to sit in parliament as Independents
  • the government’s promotion of the project has been misleading; its stadium images are manipulated and misleading

“If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, and you think it’s a pig, it’s a pig.”

Gloria Steinem