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Post by embee on Thu 13 Dec 2007, 03:26

WACA's Position on Outdoor Stadium Debate

12/12/2007


In view of the recent public debate on the proposed outdoor stadium it is timely to reiterate the position of the WACA Board.

The WACA represents 130 years of Western Australian history stretching back to the formative years of the colony in the 1880's. The proposed WACA Ground redevelopment gives the State the opportunity to have delivered to it at no cost to the taxpayer a dedicated 21st century world class cricket stadium.

Under the guidance of the Minister for Planning & Infrastructure and the East Perth Redevelopment Authority the WACA, in partnership with Ascot Capital Limited, has the opportunity to preserve this sporting icon as a feature of a multi-faceted commercial residential development forming a part of the exciting Riverside Project. It is not just about the WACA, it is about the Eastern Gateway to our city. The Board, in conjunction with our key stakeholders, is committed to this project.

In our view the proposed new stadium will be predominantly a football stadium. There is nothing wrong with that our South Australian neighbors have Adelaide Oval and Football Park. There is likely to be short form games an occasional Twenty20 versus say England or the 2015 World Cup where it would make sense to play at a venue with a bigger capacity be it a new stadium or a revamped Subiaco Oval but for the majority of matches, a 30,000 redeveloped WACA Ground is the correct home for cricket. If the Government and football comes to terms we see a win/win for the Western Australian public with two 21st century stadiums, ours for 30,000 for cricket and the other at 60,000 for football and other codes as required.

There are many reasons for the Board's support of the WACA as opposed to the new stadium for the majority of matches, a view that has remained unchanged for the past three years:

We can develop a dedicated first class facility for our members.

We have no need to concern ourselves with drop-in pitches.

A 30,000 model is more appropriate than a 60,000.

It retains a green belt in the Riverside project rather than a sea of concrete.

The financial modeling we have carried out shows that we would be significantly worse off, taking into account rental and other factors, were we to become a tenant of a new stadium.

It is at no cost to WACA membership or the taxpayer.

The independence of the WACA as the umbrella body for cricket in this State owning its own ground and with a solid income from the developments to sustain cricket for many years.
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Post by embee on Thu 13 Dec 2007, 03:26

They agree with me ...
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Post by Invader Zim on Thu 13 Dec 2007, 04:04

embee wrote:They agree with zimi...
Doesn't everyone?
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Post by Mick Sawyer on Thu 13 Dec 2007, 04:13

Invader Zim wrote:
embee wrote:They agree with zimi...
Doesn't everyone?

cheap........... Very Happy
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Post by embee on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:19

$1.1b sport stadium for Kitchener Park, SubiacoArticle from: AAPFont size: Decrease Increase Email article: Email Print article: Print Submit comment: Submit comment Nick Taylor

February 08, 2008 01:00pm
THE Premier Alan Carpenter will announce today that the new $1.1 billion multi-purpose stadium will be built at Kitchener Park near Subiaco Oval.

It is expected to cost $1.1billion.

Planning will take about three years with the first game scheduled to be played in 2014.

More details to come
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Post by Invader Zim on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:20

FFS...
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Post by embee on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:22

Invader Zim wrote:FFS...

Aye
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Post by Invader Zim on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:24

Joke decision. East Perth was by far the better site. The government should have told the WAFC to go ****** themselves.
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Post by embee on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:30

According to Langoulant on radio last week... they build three quarters of the stadium by 2015 while still playing at Subi ...then they play at Kitchener and demolish Subi ...and then they finish the Kitchener stadium (because it overlaps the current oval) ...

This report says 2014 ...obviously Craps is trying to take the focus off Fong/McGinty by announcing this today and letting Alannah have a new train (to Bunbury) yesterday
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Post by Mick Sawyer on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:34

embee wrote:According to Langoulant on radio last week... they build three quarters of the stadium by 2015 while still playing at Subi ...then they play at Kitchener and demolish Subi ...and then they finish the Kitchener stadium (because it overlaps the current oval) ...

This report says 2014 ...obviously Craps is trying to take the focus off Fong/McGinty by announcing this today and letting Alannah have a new train (to Bunbury) yesterday

Can anyone nominate the last time any state politician got anything right?
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Post by Zat on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:38

What a disgraceful decision from the WA government. To even think they could demolish subi. Haven't they learned that the BCCI won't allow any damge to anything subi?

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Post by G.Wood on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:41

Mick Sawyer wrote:
embee wrote:According to Langoulant on radio last week... they build three quarters of the stadium by 2015 while still playing at Subi ...then they play at Kitchener and demolish Subi ...and then they finish the Kitchener stadium (because it overlaps the current oval) ...

This report says 2014 ...obviously Craps is trying to take the focus off Fong/McGinty by announcing this today and letting Alannah have a new train (to Bunbury) yesterday

Can anyone nominate the last time any state politician got anything right?

Beattie quitting?
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Post by embee on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:42

Mick Sawyer wrote:
embee wrote:According to Langoulant on radio last week... they build three quarters of the stadium by 2015 while still playing at Subi ...then they play at Kitchener and demolish Subi ...and then they finish the Kitchener stadium (because it overlaps the current oval) ...

This report says 2014 ...obviously Craps is trying to take the focus off Fong/McGinty by announcing this today and letting Alannah have a new train (to Bunbury) yesterday

Can anyone nominate the last time any state politician got anything right?

When Bracks resigned....
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Post by Zat on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:44

Mick Sawyer wrote:
embee wrote:According to Langoulant on radio last week... they build three quarters of the stadium by 2015 while still playing at Subi ...then they play at Kitchener and demolish Subi ...and then they finish the Kitchener stadium (because it overlaps the current oval) ...

This report says 2014 ...obviously Craps is trying to take the focus off Fong/McGinty by announcing this today and letting Alannah have a new train (to Bunbury) yesterday

Can anyone nominate the last time any state politician got anything right?
Howard staying on until the 07 election so the majority of voters who wanted the lying rodent out actually got to vote him out.

I know it says STATE pollie, but who cares.

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Post by Mick Sawyer on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:46

Beattie quitting?

OK - that was a blessing.

When Bracks resigned....

He was going OK.
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Post by Invader Zim on Fri 08 Feb 2008, 04:56

Mick Sawyer wrote:Can anyone nominate the last time any state politician got anything right?
When Bushell decided to grope an ALP staffer and not one of his own.
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Post by embee on Sun 04 Sep 2016, 12:55

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Post by horace on Sun 04 Sep 2016, 23:14

geebers - what is happening in Perth?
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Post by skully on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 00:56

So the cricket will be there once finished?
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Post by embee on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 01:04

Ashes Yarps Bannies BBL

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Post by skully on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 01:12

Cheers A. Darn, so I will never get to see a Test at the WACA, as per my bucket list. Oh well. shrug
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Post by embee on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 01:14

snoozers gangas wackies zimbots bangers still available
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Post by skully on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 01:18

Ah, cheers man. My current lady is keen to do a trip to Perth AND is a cricket fan. Who lucked out???!!! cheers
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Post by embee on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 02:45

always welcome, skully
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Post by skully on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 04:02

Cool, man. It would be my eternal honour to be assassinated. boozin
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