Media Statement made by Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch before the Allianz Stadium debate at tonight’s extraordinary Randwick City Council meeting.
Randwick Greens councillors Murray Matson, Lindsay Shurey and Philipa Veitch have lodged a rescission motion regarding council’s resolution on the Sydney Football Stadium. Greens councillors supported council taking legal action at last week’s meeting.
We have called for the extraordinary meeting and will be urging Randwick council to join Waverley in seeking an expedited hearing and legal challenge to stop the structural demolition, which is due to start on Friday.
Legal advice has been shared with City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick and Woollahra councils that indicates there were serious flaws in the consent for the knock down.
At the times when the Sydney Cricket Ground and SFS will be operating with simultaneous events, there will be up to 95,000 spectators coming into the area. We believe the continuous flow intersection planned for the Dacey/Anzac/Alison Rd intersection is being designed to help meet this anticipated demand. This will have a massive impact on residents in west ward, already affected by the Light Rail.
We believe the $720 million cost could be better spent on essential services such as schools, hospitals and affordable housing, and helping local residents affected by the Light Rail who are desperate for assistance.
The Greens rescission on the Sydney Football Stadium consent can be read in full via the public business paper for tonight’s extraordinary Council meeting.