NSW opposition threatens to sack SCG Trust board over stadium rebuild

NSW Opposition Leader Michael Daley has gone on record saying if elected his party would not go ahead with the Sydney Football Stadium rebuild and instead put the money towards health and education.

Daley told radio broadcaster Alan Jones he would sack him and the rest of the SCG Trust board, if he wins the election in a heated exchange on air.

“I know you’ve been on that board for 30 years … but the board will go, it will be sacked,” he said.

“Labor wants to bring the board from the 19th century into the 21st century and ensure it acts in the interests of all of the people of NSW.”

Opposition Leader Michael Daly brings the stadium demolition into the upcoming election.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian Government announced last year it would knock down and rebuild the stadium, with dismantling works having already started.

Jones stuck to his position saying it was a problem that was never going to go away on its own.

“The problem will still be there, the stadium by any objective criteria is unsafe and needs to be rebuilt. It’s as simple as that,” he said.

Sydney Morning Herald columnist Peter FitzSimons, who has gone on record with his opposition to the demolition, started a petition that received more than 200,000 signatures to halt the works.

“Sydney gave him [Daley] a standing ovation for telling the truth. I admire Daley calling it as it is,” he said.