Former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called on the state government to fund a Commonwealth Games in Wagga Wagga, saying the regional NSW town was the perfect place for a multi-disciplinary international sporting event.
“Sure, Wagga doesn’t have a proper athletics stadium, swimming centre, gymnastics stadium or velodrome, but with a bit of funding, Darryl reckons we could fix that. Sorry, I mean, I reckon we could fix that.
“Plus, we’ve got a pretty good Olympic-level shooting centre for some reason, so we can definitely use that. If I was still Premier I would absolutely make it happen”.
The Government confirmed it had also received a proposal from Barnaby Joyce to hold the games in Armidale.