Trouble for the Brumbies’ grand real estate plan

johnboy 16 September 2010

It has been said in recent times that if the Brumbies put as much effort into rugby as they do into real estate they’d win a lot more games.

The Canberra Times today brings word that the club’s grand plans to turn their training oval into apartments has hit opposition from pretty much everyone who matters:

A trio of senior ACT Government frontbenchers weighed into the planning row engulfing the historic Griffith Oval yesterday. saying the ACT Brumbies’ controversial plans for the area were a ”step too far”.

Attorney-General Simon Corbell said he was speaking as a local Member for the Molonglo electorate when he said the rugby club’s plans were inappropriate and did not respect the heritage value of the historic oval.

Mr Corbell, a former planning minister, said his stance had the backing of his front-bench colleagues and fellow Molonglo members, current Planning Minister Andrew Barr and Treasurer and Deputy Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

It’s an unusual way to announce policy.

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