In another interesting snippet from the comments deserving wider scrutiny, Cranky had this offering yesterday:
Slightly off topic.
Stanhope is apparently about to announce that the Dragway has been canned. Problems with Block 51 Majura apparently.
What a great way to spread the criticism re the Bushfires. Communication overload!
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Comment by cranky â€” 20 December, 2006 @ 8:49 pm
A hell of a strategy for taking out the trash, but it is two years until the next election thanks the Brendan Smyth’s genius.
UPDATE: Ah, I should have moved quicker, the Canberra Times has it now.
Another Update: Andrew Barr has put his media release online. Aside from the noise he says it would also cost too much.
â€œThe investigations suggest that it would not be a practical or sound financial option to effect sufficient noise mitigation measures if the noise standards proposed under the draft dragway EPP were applied.
â€œDetailed technical work undertaken also suggests the facility will require additional funding of up to $3.2million, beyond the $8 million already committed by the Government.â€
Mr Barr said the ACT Government has now exhausted all land options and would be writing to the Australian Government to request that they re-lease the former dragway site.