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Gabba revamp details sought ahead of federal funding decision

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A top-level authority similar to the body that drove preparations for the successful Sydney Olympics is likely to oversee major projects, including the $1 billion Gabba stadium redevelopment, for any 2032 Brisbane Games.

But the Morrison government wants more details before it will agree to cover half the cost of plans – released by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Tuesday – to raise the stadium height and capacity limit.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says an overhauled Gabba will be the centrepiece of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says an overhauled Gabba will be the centrepiece of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.

The 126-year-old site would essentially be demolished and rebuilt under the proposal for it to host the opening and closing ceremonies should the International Olympic Committee



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