The Canberra Times is having a go at explaining the turgid drama surrounding efforts by the Brumbies to redevelop their training facilities in Griffith.
The Brumbies want to redevelop the Griffith oval and an adjoining block bounded by Captain Cook Crescent, La Perouse Street and Austin Street for new headquarters and 150 residential units.
The ACT Heritage Council has placed the oval on its preliminary register pending a decision on a full listing. Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association spokesman Tony Powell said although the Heritage Act did not override the Planning Act, such a listing would leave the Brumbies’ plans ”dead in the water”.
Apparently the Brumbies are still hopeful of modifying their plans to accommodate heritage concerns.
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For those who think the Brumbies players already spend too much time thinking about real estate and not enough on rugby this is hardly a good omen.