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$6.4 million cost of Gabba rebuild proposal an example of confused Brisbane 2032 decision-making

The Queensland Government has confirmed it spent $6.4 million - largely spent on architects and consultant - on the now abandoned plans for the rebuilding of Brisbane’s Gabba for the…

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Mar 23, 2024 ByNigel Benton Design / Events / Government / Sport / Venues /


Play Well leadership group to oversee implementation of Sport Participation Strategy

The Australian Sports Commission has advised that a 14-person group of experts has been announced as the Play Well Leadership Group that will oversee the implementation of…

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Mar 21, 2024 Events / Government / Sport /


Victoria’s Auditor-General finds 2026 Commonwealth Games cancellation cost state more than $589 million

Victoria’s Auditor-General office has today released their findings on the financial cost to the state by withdrawing from the 2026 Commonwealth Games. The Auditor-General examined…

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Mar 20, 2024 Events / Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Major investment announced for Gippsland’s sporting infrastructure

The Victorian Government has announced a significant investment in Gippsland’s sporting infrastructure as part of the state government's $2 billion Regional Sports Infrastructure…

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Mar 19, 2024 Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Queensland Government rejects key Olympic venues review recommendations in favour of QCAS and Suncorp Stadium upgrades

The Queensland Government has rejected key findings from the review of venues for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games for the building of an all new stadium near the Brisbane CBD in…

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Mar 18, 2024 Events / Government / Sport / Venues /


Queensland Government’s Brisbane Olympics venues review recommends scrapping of Gabba rebuild

The review of venues infrastructure for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics being conducted by former Lord Mayor of Brisbane Graham Quirk has recommended that the plans to rebuild the Gabba…

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Mar 18, 2024 Entertainment / Government / Sport / Venues /


Federal Government announces new appointments to Climate Change Authority

The Federal Government has appointed Fiona Simson and Richard Bolt as members of the Climate Change Authority (CCA) and re-appointed existing Chief Executive Brad Archer. Simson has been…

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Mar 18, 2024 Environment / Government /


NSW Government looks for community feedback on new sport field synthetic turf guidelines

Synthetic surfaces are sometimes considered in place of natural grass to accommodate the different demands placed on open spaces. The NSW Government is currently looking for community…

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Mar 17, 2024 Environment / Government / Parks / Sport / Surfaces /


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