NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has vowed a future Labor Government will implement a Special Commission of Inquiry if the knock down and rebuild of two Sydney stadiums goes ahead without proper process.

Mr Foley says the Special Commission of Inquiry will have the powers of a Royal Commission to investigate the stadium scheme – which has already had its cost blow out to more than $2.5 billion.

The Liberal Government did not go to the last election with a policy commitment to spend more than $2.5 billion on rebuilding stadiums.

Even Government MPs in the Premier’s own party have criticised Gladys Berejiklian’s warped priorities.

If Ms Berejiklian continues to bypass due process, public scrutiny and proper planning systems on this stadium scandal, an in-coming Labor government will reserve the right to establish a Special Commission of Inquiry.

Both sides of politics should be given the opportunity to put their costed stadium policies before the public, to be voted on at next March’s election.

Mr Foley says the $2.5 billion could be spent on schools, hospitals, vulnerable children and community sporting facilities, instead of being squandered on stadiums.

Quotes attributable to NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“The Berejiklian government’s reckless stadium splurge must stop.

“There’s a scandalous betrayal of the public interest here and I’m putting the government on notice today. 

“There is an indecent haste from this government to send the wrecking ball in before the public exercises their democratic vote at an election.”