Online petition aims to get events train platform built

July 5, 2023 10:29 am in by
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A Western Victorian MP has hit out at the State Government for refusing to build an events train platform at Mars Stadium, in time for the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

The Coalition yesterday launched an online petition in Ballarat called ‘Build the Platform’, despite Minister for Commonwealth Games Delivery, Jacinta Allan saying there was not enough time to deliver the infrastructure.

However, Joe McCracken says it can be built in time.

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“It’s just a no-brainer really for Ballarat, and we’ve seen the Minister [and] Deputy Premier say that it’s a matter of time. That’s the constraint that is stopping this from happening,” he said.

“It’s not a matter of time, it’s a matter of money. The money’s dried up and they’re just not willing to fund it.”