Perrottet neglects Leichhardt Oval for twelve straight budgets

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Despite proclaiming himself a Wests Tigers fan, Dominic Perrottet has delivered yet another budget in which Leichhardt Oval does not get a red cent in funding.

The Perrottet Government has spent billions on stadiums and has now allocated funds to every other major suburban ground in Sydney aside from Leichhardt and Campbelltown.

Inner West Mayor, Darcy Byrne said, “This government has now delivered 12 budgets and they have dudded Leichhardt Oval in every single one.

“Dominic Perrottet is happy to spend $300 million in Stuart Ayres seat, to build a shiny, new Panthers Stadium for the exclusive use of one club. But the Wests Tigers, and all of the other men’s and women’s Rugby League, Soccer and Rugby Union teams who regularly use Leichhardt Oval get nothing.

“The Premier likes to make a big deal of being a Tigers fan but given his abysmal record of failing to support our spiritual home at Leichhardt, it’s seems his alleged support for the Club is just a charade.

“If Dom Perrottet is brave enough to leave the corporate box and come on to the Wayne Pearce Hill at the Tigers next home game, he’s going to get a very frosty reception from the fans.”

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