The court case against the Berejiklian Liberal Government’s hasty stadium demolition has built momentum with a council joining the fight.
This week Waverley Council joined the community group, Local Democracy Matters, in their legal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court.
Opposition Leader Michael Daley thanked Waverley Council for joining the fight.
The council has added its weight to fight the demolition claiming that the Berejiklian Government botched the approval process.
During the court case, demolition contractor, LendLease, for the first time made a formal undertaking not to commence heavy demolition work at Allianz Stadium until 22nd February.
But Mr Daley was quick to warn that success in the court case by Local Democracy Matters and Waverley Council would only be a temporary reprieve if the Liberals are re-elected.
Mr Daley said: “Even if the community wins this case, the court can only invalidate consent.
“If the Liberals win the election, they will rectify the planning mistakes they made and simply issue themselves another consent to demolish the stadium.
“I’m grateful that the court case may delay the demolition until the election so that the people of NSW can have their say, but the only way to prevent the stadium from being demolished and put an to end this mad waste of $2.2 billion is to vote Labor, and get rid of this bad government.”