Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

SCG Trust corrects Sydney Morning Herald claims of Allianz Stadium compliance works costs

SCG Trust corrects Sydney Morning Herald claims of Allianz Stadium compliance works costs
March 22, 2019

The Sydney Cricket and Sportsground Trust has moved to counter claims made in the Sydney Morning Herald this week that Allianz Stadium could have been refurbished for as little as $18 million rather than the $729 million for its demolition and rebuild.

In a firmly worded response, the SCG Trust has stated that the article “is misleading and incorrect” and that it will be seeking a formal correction for both the print and online articles.

The Trust statement reads “the report referred to in the article outlined $130 million in capital works required. Of this amount, $105.8 million comprised end of life replacement of assets predominately of a safety, security and compliance nature.

“Of the remaining assets with some residual useful life, a further $18 million would be required to be spent on safety, security and compliance. To isolate the $18 million is misleading.

“The $18 million referenced in the article accounts for replacement of electrical boards, emergency lighting, exit signage and fire detection systems only.

“This total cost of $130 million is only for basic compliance and does not consider improving the stadium for ingress and egress, disabled access, female spectator and player facilities, roof coverage nor meeting seismic code standards. It would have extended the life of the building for five years.

A full safety, security and compliance upgrade of Allianz Stadium was costed at $341 million in the Infrastructure NSW Base Case in March 2018. This detail is publicly available.”

The Trust, which also advises that it was not contacted for comment prior to the story being published, also released a statement from Asset Technologies Pacific, the consultants who conducted the report.

In this statement, Asset Technologies Pacific Chief Executive, John Moor advised "this article has clearly misrepresented the condition status of Allianz Stadium and has ignored the key point which is identified in the third paragraph of the executive summary being many of the structural elements and building services are over 28 years old and have deteriorated to the extent where they have reached the end of their effective operational life.

"In 2016, $18,153,800.00 was needed to be spent on safety and compliance issues in addition to $112,215,200.00 for end of life, security and environmental issues representing a total spend of $130,369,000.00."

Image: Allianz Stadium during NRL ANZAC Day commemorations.

Related Articles

21st March 2019 - Report reveals Allianz Stadium could have been refurbished for $18 million

15th March 2019 - ‘End of the Road’ for legal obstacles aimed at halting demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium

9th March 2019 - Sydney Football Stadium demolition to resume after court rejects injunction extension

6th March 2019 - NSW Opposition leader vows to sack SCG Trust board over Allianz Stadium rebuild

26th February 2019 - Allianz Stadium demolition on hold after NSW Court extends injunction

22nd February 2019 - Court injunction halts demolition of Sydney’s Allianz Stadium

1st December 2018 - Former Sydney Olympic Park executive calls for abolition of SCG Trust

28th September 2018 - NSW Government urged to delay rebuilding of ANZ Stadium

25th September 2018 - Architect condemns Sydney Football Stadium rebuilding plans

22nd September 2018 - Allianz Stadium set for last ever sporting fixture

16th March 2018 - NSW Opposition leader rules out knocking down Sydney’s Allianz and ANZ Stadiums


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

MYRTHA POOLS

Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks / Wellness

 
 

PlayRope

Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Parks / Play / Recreation

 
 

The P.A. People

The P.A. People is a specialist integrator and contractor in sound reinforcement, audio visual systems, performance lighting and production communications. Over its almost 50 year history the company…

read more

Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology / Venues

 
 

Aflex Inflatables

Aflex Inflatables are the leaders for obstacle courses, pool toys, waterparks and land-based watersides and fitness runs. They are industry leaders offering the widest range of pool, lake and beach…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 

Myzone

Email for trade enquiries: Enquiriesapac@myzone.org  Customer support desk - Click Myzone support or go to ‘help’ on myzone app to access live support. Myzone® is the leading…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more

Access

 
 

Yellowbox Lockers

Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Security

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business