Garran whinges about rescue helicopter noise

johnboy 22 January 2007 82

Richard Mulcahy has realised there are wealthy people on the other side of Red Hill who need his advocacy too.

Today he’s put out a media release demanding that something be done to reduce the noise of the rescue helicopter which the Garranites must endure.

There is no relief in sight for Garran residents whose amenity is disturbed by the helicopters according to Member for Molonglo, Mr Richard Mulcahy MLA.

“This has been an issue for some time; there is no doubt that the helicopters provide a vital service, and indeed the operators deserve the praise and gratitude of the community for the fine work that they do, but if possible I believe a solution that will minimise the impact of the flights on the surrounding community should be developed.

Perhaps a moratorium on helicopter rescues for Garran residents is in order?

Mr. Mulcahy would like the helicopter pad moved to the front of the hospital, there are a lot of people living around there too. Does their lower average net worth make their noise concerns less valid?


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patrick_keogh patrick_keogh 5:36 pm 21 Dec 11

grunge_hippy said :

What are you basing that on Chris? Where is that documented?

You’re a tosser. Get over yourself.

No point telling Chris now. He died after an accident in 2008 while being transferred by ambulance from somewhere out in the Brindabellas. And just to think he was only three hours from the hospital by 4WD ambulance.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 4:57 pm 21 Dec 11

“And just to put this in context, less than half the flights are actually “rescues” – the remainder are patient transfers. No doubt most are of high priority, but these are the transfers that used to take place from Yass, Cooma etc by ambulance. Think about the sequence of events – by ambulance, the patient goes from door to door. By chopper, they need to be ambulanced to the helipad, at about the time the chopper has been scrambled from Hume, then flown to Canberra, and then wheeled or ambulanced in to the Hospital proper. You got to question timings, patient comfort and costs.”

What are you basing that on Chris? Where is that documented?

You’re a tosser. Get over yourself.

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 3:35 pm 21 Dec 11

There should be a flag on resurrected posts over three months old… I read about a page and a half of posts before I realised this was old news.

Mind you, seeing that the issue has never been resurrected since, it goes to show what a wank and waste of time the original campaign was.

luther_bendross luther_bendross 3:02 pm 21 Dec 11

EmR said :

ts just a bunch of rich idiots having a cry.

No, it was a bunch of rich idiots having a cry… back in January 2007.

EmR EmR 2:21 pm 21 Dec 11

For the record.. I have lived directly across the road to the hospital for 10 years now and I don’t even realise it. I have also lived directly under the flight path in Jerrabomberra with Jets flying over every day and not noticing it. These people need to grow up and get over it. If it is that bad, then move. The helicopter pad is at a hospital for a reason – they are severely ill and need to get there asap. Trying to move the helipad is the stupidest thing anyone could ever say. If you don’t like it then move. Its just a bunch of rich idiots having a cry.

seepi seepi 12:27 pm 27 Jan 07

Funny how on this site people like to whinge a lot (about the govt in particular).

Yet anyone who whinges about a govt issue that relates only to a suburb or tweo gets crucified.

There is some subtext here that noone has noticed:
– govt have broken promises
– govt have been impossible to liaise with
– govt have failed to respond to letters
None of this is ideal from our elected representatives.

Pandy Pandy 12:36 am 27 Jan 07

Scruby has a membership base. And he invites you to join, so he weeds out the undesirables. I guess something like GRA does.

el el 8:03 am 26 Jan 07

Or is it another one man operation, like Harold Scruby and his ridiculous Pedestrian ‘Council’?

Pandy Pandy 7:28 am 26 Jan 07

Ian Warden in todays Canberra Times as a resident of Garran, blasts the Garran Resdidents Assciation. He holds no punches.

So Chris are you going to answer how many members you have on your books? As an association you surely you are incorporated and thus have an elected committee and if so who are they?

Thumper Thumper 9:45 pm 24 Jan 07

This one only lives because I only shoot ferals, and obviously, not in suburbia….

Lovely little chatty character that he is….

seepi seepi 9:33 pm 24 Jan 07

We have truckloads of wattlebirds too – what is with that?

Thumper Thumper 9:05 pm 24 Jan 07

They sings like birds!

Well, like a vulture with throat cancer with a mouse stuck in it’s throat!

Pandy Pandy 8:58 pm 24 Jan 07

Fracking (bad word) wattle birds are infesting Canberra.

Where is my gun?

Thumper Thumper 6:27 pm 24 Jan 07

And while I’m at it, stop those noisy ballons, and that wattle bird that wakes me up at zero early in the morning oclock every day.

Thumper Thumper 6:26 pm 24 Jan 07

I lived on numerous RAAF bases.

Not only did we have Iroqouis and all sorts of choppers, but F-111s, Mirages, Neptunes, Orions, C-130s, Boos, even Daks, and eveything else under the sun flying over all day and night.

Funny thing is that I don’t recall being annoyed at the sound. And believe me, an F-111 is a lot louder than a tricked up Huey.
Having said that, Southcare ocassionally flies over Charnwood at about, oh, 5-6000 feet. It makes a noise thus I want the flight path diverted so I can hear the traffic on Tilyard Drive instead.

Special G Special G 10:17 pm 23 Jan 07

Chris S – I think you have been shot down on a number of different levels. Get back in your box, you whinge more than my 3 1/2 month old baby.

bighead bighead 4:08 pm 23 Jan 07

Could we change the helicopter to gliders instead….:D

Or maybe even send patients skydiving down to the hospital…that way they can at least enjoy something before going into the place? Although Chris S may complain the the screams of adrenalin were too loud and very disruptive.

CouldExpire CouldExpire 3:34 pm 23 Jan 07

I bet the day they need to be rescued they wont be whinging!
People like them are a waste of space!

virgil99 virgil99 3:15 pm 23 Jan 07

The glide approach is because it requires less power and is thus safer…..and more fuel efficient. As the helicopter moves forward, it generates more lift…..Also makes the ride much smotther for patients and crew……Again, once a week in the unsociable hours….

schmerica_ schmerica_ 1:29 pm 23 Jan 07

When they planned where to put the helipad I’m pretty sure they didn’t say “Lets put it in the place that creates the most noise and disturbs as many people as possible” They obviously would have placed it in a spot where the helicopters can be used to their full advantage and to save as many lives as possible.

For someone to stand there and say that the noise is a disturbance and should be moved is a little ignorant, dont you think? Helicopters make noise. Helicopters can also save lives. What is a little noise compared to saving someones life.

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