Sydney sporting teams could potentially face extra expenses to keep their logos.
The Sydney Opera House Trust tried to introduce a $50,000 fee for teams using their image, a figure which has reportedly been cut back.
Ben Fordham Live reports the fee has since been reduced, but new prices have not been announced.
The Sydney Swans could be among the teams facing rebrand if the fee is not paid, with the Roosters, Sydney FC and Sixers also at risk.
The NBL owns the Sydney Kings, and according to The Sydney Morning Herald, have already decided that the current badge is not “cost-viable.”
“This is a disgrace. This is paid by Australian tax payers, built by Australians. It’s iconic,” he said.
“The Opera House isn’t just for the elite through Sydney’s culture and arts, it actually represents every Australia.
“Having that logo used on sporting groups at a local [and] state level is absolutely the best way you can promote the Opera House and NSW.
“This $50,000 asking price is a joke, an absolute disgrace, it is a cash grab,” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.
The Sydney Opera House defended its decision in a statement to 2GB on Tuesday.
“Financial arrangements with our partners are commercial in confidence.
“The Opera House is a valued community asset and the iconic sales have become a globally recognised brand,” the statement read.
“As a not-for-profit organisation, we need to balance our support for other cultural entities with safeguarding one of our most valuable assets.”