A forum devoted to track events from 60m to the 2 mile. Mainly pro but also news from local, national and international sprint & middle distance competitions.

Log in

I forgot my password


Display results as :

Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» VAL CALENDAR 2017/2018
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:03 pm by youngy

Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:33 am by AussiePro

» Bridge of Allan Highland Games
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:08 pm by JH

» Stand Up Comedy debut
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:16 pm by youngy

» St Andrews (Scotland)
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:42 am by JH

» Mull Highland Games.
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:57 pm by JH

» Regular VAL runner picked in U/18 Vic Metro AFL team to play WA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:16 pm by Willo the Whisp

» Airth(Scotland)
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:09 am by JH

» Vale.. John Stoney John passed away last wednesday and his funeral will be held today in Albury
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:50 pm by Jack Stoney

August 2017

Calendar Calendar

You are not connected. Please login or register

PROTRACK » GENERAL » Vic Government to 'top up' new Athletics Centre with 15 mil

Vic Government to 'top up' new Athletics Centre with 15 mil

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]



$15m for state athletics centre rescue
by Peter Rolfe
Sunday Herald Sun
April 17, 2011

A $15 MILLION rescue package to build a new state athletics centre in Melbourne will be announced by the Baillieu Government today.

The Brumby Government unveiled a plan to build a new home for Victorian athletics in 2008, announcing the 5000-seat State Athletics Centre at Albert Park with an approved $54 million investment to cover construction.

But the Baillieu Government last night accused the previous government of leaving a $15 million black hole that threatened the future of the project.

Sports Minister Hugh Delahunty has been briefed that the former government did not provide extra funding required in the 2010-11 state Budget.

But Mr Delahunty is today expected to announce that the Baillieu Government will make room in next month's State Budget to finish the major project.

"This project is in such a financial mess it needs to be put onto a solid and responsible financial footing," he said.

"As a responsible government, we are taking the necessary steps to resolve this and will provide the necessary funding of $15 million for the construction to continue."

Olympic Park - the traditional home of Victorian athletics - will be ripped up and replaced with an MCG-sized football ground next to Collingwood's headquarters.

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum