New facilities in Springfield. Update: funding committed!

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Jivlain

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Only if we included a nanny facility.
No, nanny states are bad. Now a orchard, that would be nice. You could grow those funny shaped green fruit in it - what are they called again?

Oh! Pairs.
 

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I guess the concern is that at the federal level, the grant has been as good as rubber stamped, but not signed (or vice versa). At state level, there is a pretty non-committal commitment, with non-specific funds allocated to a women's sport budget. Despite announcements by media and the club saying it's as good as done and the money is as good as there, I don't think either government has come straight out with "Here is $15mil for the Brisbane Lions' Springfield project".
 

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I guess the concern is that at the federal level, the grant has been as good as rubber stamped, but not signed (or vice versa).
If you check out the Regional Growth Fund, there's a whole process involved which inherently takes time. I actually can't find any projects officially announced as part of the RGF yet, so it's not like our's is dragging on disproportionately.
 

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The simple, uncomplicated reason for any lack of funding commitment is that there isn't any votes in AFL, especially in solid ALP territory.

Now WOMENS' sport- that's different. That's 50% of every electorate.

And that's the angle that should be pursued.

I know that the basic earthworks has been more or less completed.
 

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If you check out the Regional Growth Fund, there's a whole process involved which inherently takes time. I actually can't find any projects officially announced as part of the RGF yet, so it's not like our's is dragging on disproportionately.
I guess that's the answer to the original question then, but was still a fair question. As we sit here today, there has been no specific firm guarantee of either federal or state funding, other than what can be seen as vague promises.
 

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I guess that's the answer to the original question then, but was still a fair question. As we sit here today, there has been no specific firm guarantee of either federal or state funding, other than what can be seen as vague promises.
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What's the hold up ?
Bronco women won their comp (about 4 teams in it) and got keys to the city. Maybe if our girls win we may get a ground.Seriously I worry if this Springfield thing will ever happen and we will be left with substandard facilities for the next decade. They must have to taken Neale to Aspley Hornets during the negotiations
 
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Bronco women won their comp (about 4 teams in it) and got keys to the city. Maybe if our girls win we may get a ground.Seriously I worry if this Springfield thing will ever happen and we will be left with substandard facilities for the next decade. They must have to taken Neale to Aspley Hornets during the negotiations

SYDNEY has sealed its long-term future in the Moore Park precinct with an $80 million deal develop a new headquarters a stone's throw from the SCG.

The Swans will take over a 27-year lease to manage the Royal Hall of Industries and the Horden Pavilion, both of which lie directly to the south of the SCG.

The heritage-listed Royal Hall of Industries will be renovated to include training facilities and an administrative base for the Swans and the NSW Swifts netball team.

The restoration and redevelopment will also include:

  • an international standard netball court that will be available to the public
  • an Australian Red Cross blood donation centre
  • a game-day social hub for Swans members and supporters
  • the home of the GO Foundation and the Clontarf Foundation
  • a new indoor function and recreation centre to host community events such as the annual Sydney Mardi Gras after-party
  • a museum to record the history of the venues and of the Sydney Swans
The Hordern Pavilion will remain a live music venue.

Sydney CEO and managing director Andrew Ireland said the deal would secure the Swans' future in the precinct the club has long called home.

"It means so much to our staff, players, members and supporters to be able to remain near the SCG. Make no mistake, this marks a very significant day in Sydney Swans history," Ireland said.

"Our vision for the Royal Hall of Industries will balance the needs of the community and high-performance sport. We will create spaces that can be used by community groups and grassroots sporting teams, while establishing a home for the Sydney Swans and the NSW Swifts to build a future.

"This project represents a very significant investment with $65 million to be spent on the initial development across both buildings and the plaza, along with an additional $15 million maintenance plan to preserve the buildings over the course of the 27-year lease."
 

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SYDNEY has sealed its long-term future in the Moore Park precinct with an $80 million deal develop a new headquarters a stone's throw from the SCG.

The Swans will take over a 27-year lease to manage the Royal Hall of Industries and the Horden Pavilion, both of which lie directly to the south of the SCG.

The heritage-listed Royal Hall of Industries will be renovated to include training facilities and an administrative base for the Swans and the NSW Swifts netball team.

The restoration and redevelopment will also include:

  • an international standard netball court that will be available to the public
  • an Australian Red Cross blood donation centre
  • a game-day social hub for Swans members and supporters
  • the home of the GO Foundation and the Clontarf Foundation
  • a new indoor function and recreation centre to host community events such as the annual Sydney Mardi Gras after-party
  • a museum to record the history of the venues and of the Sydney Swans
The Hordern Pavilion will remain a live music venue.

Sydney CEO and managing director Andrew Ireland said the deal would secure the Swans' future in the precinct the club has long called home.

"It means so much to our staff, players, members and supporters to be able to remain near the SCG. Make no mistake, this marks a very significant day in Sydney Swans history," Ireland said.

"Our vision for the Royal Hall of Industries will balance the needs of the community and high-performance sport. We will create spaces that can be used by community groups and grassroots sporting teams, while establishing a home for the Sydney Swans and the NSW Swifts to build a future.

"This project represents a very significant investment with $65 million to be spent on the initial development across both buildings and the plaza, along with an additional $15 million maintenance plan to preserve the buildings over the course of the 27-year lease."
Yep! It sux, I know.
 

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SYDNEY has sealed its long-term future in the Moore Park precinct with an $80 million deal develop a new headquarters a stone's throw from the SCG.

The Swans will take over a 27-year lease to manage the Royal Hall of Industries and the Horden Pavilion, both of which lie directly to the south of the SCG.

The heritage-listed Royal Hall of Industries will be renovated to include training facilities and an administrative base for the Swans and the NSW Swifts netball team.

The restoration and redevelopment will also include:

  • an international standard netball court that will be available to the public
  • an Australian Red Cross blood donation centre
  • a game-day social hub for Swans members and supporters
  • the home of the GO Foundation and the Clontarf Foundation
  • a new indoor function and recreation centre to host community events such as the annual Sydney Mardi Gras after-party
  • a museum to record the history of the venues and of the Sydney Swans
The Hordern Pavilion will remain a live music venue.

Sydney CEO and managing director Andrew Ireland said the deal would secure the Swans' future in the precinct the club has long called home.

"It means so much to our staff, players, members and supporters to be able to remain near the SCG. Make no mistake, this marks a very significant day in Sydney Swans history," Ireland said.

"Our vision for the Royal Hall of Industries will balance the needs of the community and high-performance sport. We will create spaces that can be used by community groups and grassroots sporting teams, while establishing a home for the Sydney Swans and the NSW Swifts to build a future.

"This project represents a very significant investment with $65 million to be spent on the initial development across both buildings and the plaza, along with an additional $15 million maintenance plan to preserve the buildings over the course of the 27-year lease."
Just like that hey?
 
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