Sunday, March 3, 2024

East Brisbane campaigners see end line in battle towards the Gabba rebuild

“Labor has to come back clear with what their plans are for the Gabba earlier than the council election subsequent month, or they need to anticipate a wipeout for them to the Greens,” she stated.

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“We’re not stopping till we hear the premier say that the Gabba rebuild is scrapped, and East Brisbane State Faculty and Raymond Park are protected.”

Angus stated Coates and the AOC had created an “off-ramp” for the federal government and it wanted to take it.

“As quickly as they removed [former premier] Annastacia [Palaszczuk], they determined – in all probability earlier than that second – that the mission is poisonous and they need to by no means have accomplished it,” he stated.

“We could by no means know the total story, however I do surprise concerning the circumstances why this was even a factor, as a result of it appears, so far as we had been involved, as a neighborhood, it got here out of nowhere.”

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Palaszczuk’s unilateral April 2021 announcement not solely blindsided the neighborhood, however different stakeholders concerned within the 2032 Video games bid, together with the federal and native governments.

Remark was sought from the East Brisbane State Faculty P&C.

Angus stated, ought to the mission be scrapped, the cash earmarked for the varsity’s relocation ought to as an alternative be poured into bettering the Nineteenth-century, heritage-listed faculty.

“There must be some actual effort on the federal government’s half to come back again and really compensate for that [three years of uncertainty],” he stated.

“So take the cash that may have been spent on constructing this undesirable faculty [at Coorparoo], since you’ve already obtained Coorparoo State Faculty situated 500 metres up the street, which is an attractive faculty, and we have already got East Brisbane State Faculty in place, which individuals love.

“Take the cash and spend it on bettering these faculties.”

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