Posted: 3 March, 2015
by Web Guy Josh
Why ‘The Block’ Hates Sydney But Loves Melbourne
The REAL reason The Block won’t be returning to Sydney has been revealed and it’s set to ignite the Sydney-Melbourne rivalry all over again!
Speaking to our very own Dan & Maz, host Scotty Cam explained why we won’t see Nine’s hit renovation show in Sydney anytime soon.
“I’d like to see it come back to Sydney too but the fact is — and I don’t like to say this — that the councils in Sydney are too hard on us,” Cam said.
“Melbourne, down here, they look after us a treat. Mind you, we bring about $20 million into the economy of that area.”
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The Block started out in Sydney but relocated to Melbourne after the third season in 2010, and has been based there ever since.
The former chippie also said that police are much more strict in NSW and the hefty fines made filming very difficult.
“They just make it tough for us, for example the police charged us $30,000 for crowd control. Victorian police charge us nothing.”
“Councils in Sydney fined us five times for soil on the footpath and stuff like that. In Melbourne, we don’t get fined at all. They look after us, because we’re in and out very quickly and we respect the neighbours and we look after noise control.”
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Cam added that the Victorian government has been very accommodating since the reality show arrived in 2011.
“We do bring a lot of money into the economy and the Victorian government gets that and they say, ‘what do you need?’ ‘Welcome back!’”
Listen to the full interview with Dan & Maz below.
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