Hey people. If you are anything like me & attempt to recycle as much as possible, because of the virus the recycling depot isn't having people on the sorting belts so all our recycling is going straight to Kate Valley & into the ground. Please if you can hold onto your yellow bin recycling material until the end of the lock-down. Maybe to make space in your bin, sort the bottles out & put them aside, squash all your plastic bottles, do whatever it takes to make space so you don't have to put your bin out until this is over.
The city council is holding an extraordinary meeting on Thursday to discuss changing the preliminary design after it emerged the original concept – with a seating capacity of up to 30,000 – would blow the budget by $131.4m. A venue with 5000 fewer seats is now being mooted.
By adopting the new stadium design concept, securing a major test match – against the likes of Australia, South Africa and the Lions – would require the city to pay an incentive fee, up to about $1.2 million.
With 30,000 seats, it is understood the fee could be closer $800,000.
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