In the very same footballing week, a waiter had already caused a kerfuffle at the glistening new Wembley Stadium by serving food during the game, thus blocking fans from watching the match.
New South Wales recorded an increase in the quarter.
Perhaps the most important part of the capex release is the expected expenditure, which is derived from the management accounts of a sample of thousands of key companies:
"Estimate 4 for 2014-15 is $153,210m. This is 7.5% lower than Estimate 4 for 2013-14. Estimate 4 is 2.2% higher than Estimate 3 for 2014-15."
That's a very good result in the circumstances, and way better than the ~$145,000 million that many had expected. Notably, expected 2014-15 expenditure is now improving quarter on quarter (circled below) as other industries pick up their game.
Some industries do look set to roll over and die, though.
State Versus State...
It was first mooted a couple of years that the Reserve Bank may be forced to wear a Sydney housing boom, and thus it is proving.