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Pretty sure its all a done deal just certain stakeholders choosing when they decide to announce it purely pending on self motives.

I was at a charity gig a couple of months ago, Frank Costa was a guest speaker & said CA asked to push it back till after the t20 world cup so there wasn't a bit hole at one end.

It would be nice to have a hill just behind the goals at the GA terrace end but with CA funding I think they will be heavy pushing for their original plan of cricket excellence centre at that end.
 

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Pretty sure its all a done deal just certain stakeholders choosing when they decide to announce it purely pending on self motives.

I was at a charity gig a couple of months ago, Frank Costa was a guest speaker & said CA asked to push it back till after the t20 world cup so there wasn't a bit hole at one end.

It would be nice to have a hill just behind the goals at the GA terrace end but with CA funding I think they will be heavy pushing for their original plan of cricket excellence centre at that end.
This is pretty much bang on, the cricket club will get modern facilities, it will bump the capacity to 40k, and for cricket it will give them proper media facilities.
 

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I agree we will lose that last rough 90s feel of GA terrace but it's prob for the best. I can never see or move when I'm up there which hasn't made for a great experience personally.
I don't mind not being able to move as long as I can get my cup of beer to my mouth without spilling it which is rare.
 

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I agree we will lose that last rough 90s feel of GA terrace but it's prob for the best. I can never see or move when I'm up there which hasn't made for a great experience personally.
I don't mind not being able to move as long as I can get my cup of beer to my mouth without spilling it which is rare.
got to get on those red wines up in the GA terrace they come with a lid!
 

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The latest election commitment from Labor just merely consolidates and will fast track to a small extent what the State Government had started planning for at last years State Budget. Therefore Geelong might anticipate a further $50 million instead of $70 million to build the stand in the fothcoming Budget later this month.

Either way, it'll get built. :)
 

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Hope so. Was just mentioned on TalkingFooty that Geelong and Hawthorn won't get the funding Labor had promised.
I'd rather us find the additional money we will need elsewhere (no idea where) than redesign or 'skimp' on things to fit it within budget. We've got to get to 40,000 capacity. It should be 42,000 odd so that we can get over 40,000 instead of 39,852 as an example
 

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I know that in Balllarat the local historic 140 year old Her Majesty's Theatre missed $5 million to complete its restoration, and a major $14 million upgrade of the airport will go on the back burner for a while too ;)

Never mind, money will be raised eventually for these things, sometimes we just have to wait. On a bright side for Geelong, if the Coalition hold true to their promises then the Melbourne rail line will be upgraded significantly and the old Ford plant will be converted into a Samsung Defence Industries plant to build armaments and equipment as a back up plant to Samsung's main facility in Korea. The Koreans are keen to establish defence manufacturing capability outside South Korea for obvious reasons and the Australian Government had been looking to boost the Australian Army's artillery capability with new generation self-propelled guns by 2023 and eventually long range surface to surface missiles by 2030. Geelong will be central to building and sustaining that capability.
 
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