WORKS to demolish Sydney’s Allianz Stadium have been put on hold after a judge issued an injunction temporarily halting the project.
Justice Nicola Pain applied a temporary injunction in the Land and Environment Court on Tuesday restricting the demolition works until March 8.
In the meantime, she will consider the ongoing legal challenge to stop the stadium from being demolished entirely.
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It is a massive win for community group Local Democracy Matters, which has been fighting to have the issued stalled until after the upcoming election.
They argue the stadium plan had insufficient public consultation, did not satisfy design excellence requirements and failed to consider contaminated soil on the Moore Park site.
The NSW Government plans to knock down and rebuild the stadium at a cost of $730 million in addition to the refurbishment of Olympic Park’s ANZ Stadium.