Deal broken, lawyers called in: Peter V’landys slams Dominic Perrottet
Rugby League Commission Chairman Peter V’landys says “it’s very disappointing” that the NSW government is reneging on its promise to revamp suburban football grounds.
The NRL could now take the state government to court, arguing the Sydney Grand Final was conditional on an upgrade to Brookvale Oval, Shark Park and Leichhardt Oval.
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Mr V’landys says NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet’s claim that the money is needed for flood recovery is an “appalling” excuse to break an agreement.
The ARLC Chairman told 2GB radio “this is about the fourth or fifth excuse that has been given to us”.
“When you do a deal and you shake someone’s hand, you honour that agreement.
“They’ve left it right until we have to sell the Grand Final tickets to weasel their way out of it.”
Mr V’landys relayed a promise from the Premier where he assured him: “Trust me, I will honour the deal.”
He says it’s “unfair” NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres managed to secure a $300 million stadium redevelopment in his electorate of Penrith, while ignoring the others.
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