Butler calls for consultation on potential Olympic Gabba redevelopment

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By Terri Butler MP

23 April 2021

Federal Member for Griffith Terri Butler MP has called on the State Government to consult with the community on any proposed changes to the Gabba and surrounds.

“Southsiders are no doubt excited about the prospect of Brisbane hosting the Olympics, including right here at our iconic Gabba stadium.
“Before any changes are made to the Gabba, surrounding buildings, roads, facilities and public space, the local community must have their voices heard and properly considered.
"But I’ve been advised the project – and the whole Olympic bid – needs a federal funding commitment in order to proceed.
"And, of course, Brisbane then needs to win Olympic bid, too.
"If and when those things happen, the state government must consult widely about any proposed redevelopment.
“I want community consultation to cover all of the relevant issues including the changes to the stadium and any related buildings. I also want consultation about the effects on heritage, the school, local businesses and community groups, and amenity for our community.
“We must ensure that Southsiders get behind the delivery of the Olympics in Brisbane, and that’s why community consultation and engagement on changes to our community spaces is vital to ensuring that support.
“Hosting the Olympics can be an important opportunity to build lasting legacy improvements to social, community, economic and sporting infrastructure, and to improve our public spaces for the benefit of everyone.
“That’s why our community’s voice must be front and centre of shaping that legacy.” Ms Butler said.
 FRIDAY, 23 APRIL 2021