State government had estimated the Games would cost $2.6bn to host across five regional sites
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Daniel Andrews has cancelled Victoria’s 2026 Commonwealth Games, saying he is not prepared to spend as much as $7bn on “a 12-day sporting event”.
On Tuesday morning the premier announced the cancellation, saying the cost had blown out from the estimated $2.6bn and that he would instead redirect money to housing and sporting infrastructure in the state.
Written by Paul Karp, Cait Kelly and Adeshola Ore
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jul/18/australia-commonwealth-games-2026-victoria-cancels-event-after-funding-shortfall under the title “Australia Commonwealth Games 2026: Victoria cancels event after costs blow out to $7bn”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.