A reader emails about the proposed White Water Rafting/Kayaking¬†centre¬†in Manukau and my post about the Greek version:
On the whitewater stadium, it might be better to compare it¬†to the one in Australia. Let’s face it the cited example is more the¬†Greeks than anything else.
That said, the Penrith stadium cost a third¬†of what Auckland CC is proposing. WHY?
The total cost of construction was $6 million, of which $1.5 million was paid by¬†Penrith City Council, $1.5 million by the¬†International Canoe Federation¬†(including $300,000 by Australian Canoeing) and $3 million by the¬†Government of New South Wales.
And how much does Penrith make¬†or how much is it subsidised? Is anyone comparing? AND what a¬†ridiculous thing to introduce as most Aucklanders are infuriated with¬†rate rises.
All good points, does anyone know the answer to them?