Melbourne Storm forced to change plans after Albury council denies access

5/05/2020 12:29:00 PM

Melbourne's return to NRL training is in disarray after Albury council voted that the club can not use the border town's sporting facilities.

Breaking: Melbourne's return to NRL training is in disarray after Albury council voted that the club can not use the border town's sporting facilities | SMHsport

Melbourne's return to NRL training is in disarray after Albury council voted that the club can not use the border town's sporting facilities.

Larger text sizeVery large text sizeMelbourne have been being forced to hastily change their Albury training plans after local council voted that the NRL club could not use the border town’s council-run sporting facilities.The council held an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday night after the arrival of 50 Storm players and staff into Albury, with concerns raised about the potential health risk.

The councillors passed a motion that council facilities, including the home of the local rugby league club, Greenfields Park, should not be made available to the Storm.With the councillors voting five to four, Melbourne had to source a ground not managed by the council, use a privately owned sports facility or move to a completely new location.

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SMHsport The virus is the least of a town's worries when a pack of NRL mungoes descends on it. SMHsport So what are they doing? Just sitting on the bus? SMHsport So just train in Wodonga instead? SMHsport Who gives a f... about Football. Stop it. We never want to see another game. All grow up and play chess or something useful.

SMHsport An Apollo 👀🤷 SMHsport Good! SMHsport I’d complain too if a bunch of thugs moved into my neighborhood. Better keep your daughters locked up at home. SMHsport Bahaha. Suck a d Storm. SMHsport It’s all just Politics,Politics,Politics in Victoria SMHsport 🤔 wouldn’t they be spending much needed money in Albury?

SMHsport fuckalbury

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SMHsport NRL are hopeless - didn’t think this through. SMHsport Good why should they get exemptions, stay home like the rest of us. SMHsport 😂 it’s their facilities and they can do what they like. Why should Albury pander to brainless meatheads who are just using them SMHsport Well done...why are these people thinking that MONEY HUNGRY FOOTBALL is our life

SMHsport Maybe call prior and make sure all that shit is sorted? SMHsport This just proves that corruption is alive and well even in places like Dumbfuck Albury!! SMHsport Did no one think to ask them first? SMHsport Wait until Wayne Pearce hears that. Lol SMHsport ALBURY TIGERS AFL TEAM HAVE GIVEN STORM PERMISSION PLEASE UPDATE

SMHsport What a dumb council.

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May 5, 2020 — 7.Council parking inspectors have been slammed for slapping "official warning" tickets on the windscreens of cars belonging to hospital staff in Melbourne's inner-north.One of the year's strongest cold fronts is bearing down on Perth and the south-west of the state today, as residents have been urged to secure their homes and prepare for gale-force winds.Larger text size Very large text size Qantas boss Alan Joyce has said the airline’s budget arm Jetstar could cut airfares on the Sydney to Melbourne route as low as $19 to stimulate passenger demand once COVID-19 travel restrictions ease.

21pm Larger text size Very large text size Melbourne have been being forced to hastily change their Albury training plans after local council voted that the NRL club could not use the border town’s council-run sporting facilities. The council held an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday night after the arrival of 50 Storm players and staff into Albury, with concerns raised about the potential health risk. The "official warning" notices do not impose a financial penalty. The councillors passed a motion that council facilities, including the home of the local rugby league club, Greenfields Park, should not be made available to the Storm. The BOM has forecast it will bring very strong winds with gusts up to 125 kilometres per hour, hail and rain to the south-west of Western Australia. With the councillors voting five to four, Melbourne had to source a ground not managed by the council, use a privately owned sports facility or move to a completely new location. The cars were parked in a green zone on the southern side of Gertrude Street, which becomes a no stopping area between 7:00am and 9:00am. They are expected to move to the Albury Sports Ground, which is the home of the local AFL club, which is privately owned. There would be some pent-up demand from people who want to visit family when restrictions lift, Mr Joyce said, and Qantas would also look to stimulate demand with cheap airfares.

Advertisement Melbourne are set to stay in Albury at least until Friday, with the club saying the visiting party would be completely isolated from the general community. "I just think it's absolutely disgusting," he said. "You've got wind gusts exceeding 90kph, so any loose-lying material, clean it up around your yard and around the area, and make sure your windows are secured," he said. The plan had NSW government approval but some councillors said it smacked of ‘‘double standards’’ given the restrictions on the general community. One of the most vocal opponents to the Storm using the council ground was Deputy Mayor Amanda Cohn, who is a local doctor." Two City of Yarra councillors also expressed surprise and disappointment about the notices issued to hospital staff. ‘‘It’s an unacceptable double standard,’’ she said. "This front is expected to be windier than a typical cold front and is likely to produce the kind of weather that is only seen in south-west WA about two times per year," the bureau said in a statement. ‘‘Many of our residents have made tremendous sacrifices to keep the rates so low in Albury-Wodonga and we’ve only had 11 cases. "The areas that are clearways or areas that are no stopping — that was never included," she said. The airline is reviewing its existing fleet in light of the downturn and flagged it might drop some of its 12 Airbus A380 superjumbos.

‘‘People have lost their jobs .." She said the drivers parked there would normally have been given a $600 fine and had their car towed away. they’re unable to participate in their own community sport, they’re unable to attend weddings and funerals and I think it’s a slap in the face to people who have been doing the right thing for weeks to allow 50 people from Melbourne to come and use our public facilities.’’ Cr Murray King warned that the Storm would never return to Albury if they were banned from the facilities. ( ABC News: James Hancock ) Cr Coleman said there were other on-street areas where hospital staff could park without the risk of an infringement. Loading ‘‘Those councillors who think the Melbourne Storm will ever come back to Albury have rocks in their head,’’ he said.

‘‘We are damaging the brand of Albury by this extraordinary meeting. We don't want that," she said. ‘‘The theories from some of the councillors that override the chief medical officer of NSW and all the other experts is just bizarre.’’ AAP, more to come ." The Yarra local council has also relaxed the enforcement of parking rules for all motorists in recent weeks and is losing millions of dollars a month in parking fines and fees.