The controversial stadium in Sydney that nobody wants to blow out to more than $ 1 billion and cost NSW the NRL Grand Final.
Almost $ 40 million has already been spent to bring down the perfectly good 20-year-old Allianz Stadium a stone's throw from the 171-year-old SCG.
Seven months after the bulldozers are withdrawn, all people in Sydney have to show that the grand plan of the state government is a depressing mess.
Seven months after the bulldozers are withdrawn, all people in Sydney have to show that the grand plan of the state to rebuild Allianz Stadium is a depressing mess.
The controversial stadium in Sydney that nobody wants to blow out to more than $ 1 billion and NSW cost the NRL Grand Final
There is only $ 692.7 million left to complete the new stadium that should host the 2022 final, but it may not be ready for 2024 now.
A report by Asset Technologies Pacific in March showed that it could have been upgraded to resolve safety and security issues for just $ 18 million.
The government has dropped the ball so badly that it is now looking for a new company to build it after Lendlease ran away last week.
The construction giant reportedly wanted an additional $ 100 million to build the stadium and advised that the end date of 2022 could not be met.
The project was already six months behind the original completion date of January 2022 with the revised version of July 2022.
Nearly $ 40 million has already been spent knocking down the perfectly good 20-year-old Allianz Stadium a stone's throw from the 171-year-old SCG
The government has dropped the ball so badly that it is now looking for a new company to build it after Lendlease ran away last week
Seats have been stripped and the lawns have been torn, leaving a pit of nothing on the grounds of the Allianz stadium
Cost outbursts, delays and broken promises
* NSW government announced it would spend $ 2 billion to take down ANZ and Allianz Stadiums and rebuild them. Both are 20 years old.
* The demolition of Allianz began in January months before the government was re-elected in the March elections.
* Poll weeks before the election turned out 52 percent of voters opposed the reconstruction of the stadium.
* Report found that Allianz could be upgraded to resolve security issues for just $ 18 million
* Approximately $ 729 million has been budgeted for the project, almost $ 40 million is already being spent on demolition.
* New land should be ready by January 2022, but was soon postponed to July 2022.
* Builder LendLease left the project last week and had the government look for a new contractor.
* Company advised that the timeline could not be done within budget.
* If Allianz is delayed together with ANZ, the NRL Grand Finale 2022 or even 2021 can be moved to Brisbane.
It is assumed that Lendlease has offered to reduce the facilities of the stadium to save costs, so that it is in line with the Parramatta stadium.
But this would defeat the goal of bringing down a relatively new site to build a generous arena instead and was rejected.
Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian spun the departure of Lendlease as a sign that her government would not go along.
& # 39; We do not want anyone to take the NSW taxpayer for granted. We don't want anyone to take the government for granted, & she said.
The Prime Minister insisted, despite the fact that he no longer had a builder, that someone would be found to complete the work on time and within budget.
& # 39; I am confident. The timeline is there for us to meet, the budget is there for us to meet, there are other interested parties and I look forward to concluding a contract & # 39 ;, she told reporters.
& # 39; We want to make sure it is world class … within budget and we look forward to a contractor who meets those requirements. & # 39;
With many large companies that are stuck with the current enormous growth of infrastructure in Australia, there is a risk that Lendlease will not even get the same deal.
Costs can easily go up to more than $ 1 billion and can take many months or years longer – all funded by NSW taxpayers.
The design for the new stadium has not even been approved by planning authorities and can only be by the end of the year.
The proposal is still waiting for public submissions, to which Infrastructure NSW must respond no later than 26 September.
Approval will then take place in three consecutive phases: assessment, recommendation and determination.
There is only $ 692.7 million left to complete the new stadium to host the 2022 final, but it may not be ready for 2024 now
This chaotic situation has been promoted for a state where 52 percent of voters are opposed to the rebuilding of the stadium in the first place
Issues that are discussed include which non-sporting events are being organized at the new stadium, updating wind effects, visual impact and social impact assessments, and where the 600 construction workers will park, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The government's schedule was such that Lendlease got the demolition and construction contract before the design was even complete.
Unsatisfied with bulldozing a functional footy ground, the government plans to do the same with ANZ Stadium in western Sydney.
That knockdown and rebuilding would cost $ 810 million, with a push to add a roof of $ 150 million to the design.
Taxpayers will bear even more additional costs if ANZ Stadium is not ready for the NRL Grand Final 2021 and beyond.
A display of the new Allianz Stadium replacing the existing one for an amount of $ 730 million
& # 39; State of the art & # 39 ;: an impression of an artist on how swish new recreational recreational facilities in Sydney Cricket Ground would look like (2014)
Football fans expressed their anger when photos appeared earlier this year showing that the demolition of the Allianz stadium was well underway
The NRL agreed to have the SCG organize the 2020 final and seeks compensation for lost ticket sales if its unavailability continues.
The competition calculated that it would lose $ 20 million in revenue by holding 2021 at the SCG and 2022 at the rebuilt Allianz.
When both Allianz and ANZ are off the table in 2022, it is assumed that the NRL has little appetite for yet another SCG game.
The SCG has not organized an NRL Grand Final since 1987, because the oval dimensions are not suitable for large crowds watching rugby league.
Both Melbourne and Brisbane would like to steal the Sydney big game, and the NRL can even send it to one of them in 2021 if it cannot reach an agreement with the NSW government on compensation.
This chaotic situation has been promoted for a state where 52 percent of voters are opposed to the rebuilding of the stadium in the first place.
A poll before the NSW elections in March showed around 37 percent to support or strongly support the policy and about 10 percent was undecided.
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