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Canberra airport freight hub

By GreenTrees 17 October 2007 27

Well, it’s on the agenda again. Troy Williams has supported proposals for Canberra Airport become an airfreight hub, see: Williams supports Canberra airfreight hub. Probably a good idea, unless you live in Tralee.

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Mr Evil 10:02 am 19 Oct 07

“On the whole I think there’s more to worry about in life than noise, that’s all.”

Yeah, like having a burning A380 plow into your house at 2 in the morning after it’s been shot down by members of the Tralee Liberation Army who’ve had enough of the noise! 🙂

Won’t someone think of the children of Tralee?

el ......VNBerlinaV8 7:12 am 19 Oct 07


On the whole I think there’s more to worry about in life than noise, that’s all.

Pandy 6:05 am 19 Oct 07

I guess you live in Queanbeyan VN. You don’t care then if all those 380s fly over your town and disturb the sleep of all those children with no fathers?

el ......VNBerlinaV8 10:57 pm 18 Oct 07


Oh, the horrible noise! Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the children?

Ingeegoodbee 10:34 pm 18 Oct 07

The governmnet needs to act now to lock in flightpaths over Tralee and other low rent (and pretend Canberra) suburbs like Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra. Good on Snow for developing the site and creating new opportunities.

Pandy 9:00 pm 18 Oct 07

snow has to bow to Air Services and Federal MPs and senators

ant 8:24 pm 18 Oct 07

I think that legally, introducing curfews will be tricky. Snow stated at the time he bought the airport that the big attraction for him was the lack of a curfew. He is also very keen for some kind of rail link to happen, so he can bring that freight in all night, when Sydney’s closed, and load it onto the train.
There’s already a plan for a branch line going to the airport and linking with the current Sydney/Canberra rail line.

He wants to be able to maximise his investment, 24 hours a day.

He also wants to bring in jumbos all night, process the passengers (immigration, customs etc) and have them depart for their various destinations. It would be very convenient for people from many countries to be able to land at times when Sydney’s closed.

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