Prospect of demolishing Dunc Gray Velodrome threatens NSW cycling

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Re: Prospect of demolishing Dunc Gray Velodrome threatens NSW cycling

Postby g-boaf » Tue May 22, 2018 8:26 am

find_bruce wrote:One of the challenges is that the NSW Government is not that interested in the work involved in hosting international events.

There is a push for Western Sydney to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games, see ABC and SMH which would be good news for Dunc Gray.


Unless it gets demolished first and then they have to spend money building another one. Aside from football (Rugby League) events, I don't think there is much appetite for any hosting of major sporting events like the Commonwealth Games.

Has there been any resolution thus far in the funding of DGV?

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Re: Prospect of demolishing Dunc Gray Velodrome threatens NSW cycling

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Tue May 22, 2018 9:01 am

g-boaf wrote:Has there been any resolution thus far in the funding of DGV?

No.

Here's CNSW's most recent statement on it.
http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/News/News ... ome-future

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Re: Prospect of demolishing Dunc Gray Velodrome threatens NSW cycling

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Tue May 22, 2018 9:05 am

find_bruce wrote:One of the challenges is that the NSW Government is not that interested in the work involved in hosting international events.

There is a push for Western Sydney to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games, see ABC and SMH which would be good news for Dunc Gray.

Hosting such games comes with massive costs, skews investment away from things that matter and would be a crummy way to secure DGV's future.

As for the local member's statement in Hansard about importance of keeping ownership local, the Bankstown Sports club doesn't want it.

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Re: Prospect of demolishing Dunc Gray Velodrome threatens NSW cycling

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:17 am

So the idea is to let everything go to rack and ruin and then whinge about how we don't have facilities for racing? :roll:

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