Phil Goff has been told in no uncertain terms to shove his stadium plans up his arse.
There will be no government cash for his whimsy.
An Auckland central city stadium wouldn’t get Government funding, Prime Minister Bill English says.
A stadium is back on the cards after Auckland Mayor Phil Goff commissioned work on the feasibility of a new central city site costing up to $1 billion.
This morning English said the Government’s position remained the same – it would not put up any money towards a stadium.
“Our top priority right now is this billion-dollar housing infrastructure fund, which we’re in intense negotiations with the council about right now. That’s going to take all our attention and cash for a while,” English told The Am Show.
“It hasn’t been raised with us. It’s not a high priority. We’re not aiming to put money into it.”
You have to ask why Phil Goff thinks spending buckets of cash on a study is better than fixing Auckland’s stormwater system?
Of reducing rates, or funding his over-blown transport initiatives?