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AFL Stadium Concept Design Launch Imminent

AFL Stadium Concept Design Launch Imminent

Conceptual designs of the AFL stadium planned for Hobart are to be released in the next fortnight.

It will then be a race for Macquarie Point Development Corporation to get planning approval by the end of next financial year deadline.

The corporation’s Anne Beach tells a parliamentary committee that the public will not be engaged in a formal consultation capacity.

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“Our intent would be to share it so the community can see what we’re going to put forward through the project of state significance process, and through that process there’s a lot of opportunity for public engagement.”

The committee heard that the total cost based on the best global data would be $1.8 billion to $2.8 billion.

The calculation was broken down by esteemed Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan, who savaged the deal as an appallingly stupid decision and utter nonsense.

“I’m ashamed to walk past homeless people every day in this city, the numbers are increasing, it increased in the Domain this morning, there were people in wet sleeping bags there, people in collapsed tents, I’m ashamed . to be a Booker Prize winner on an island that has a 50% illiteracy rate.