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Is this the end of Tralee?

By harvyk1 14 January 2010 24

There is an interesting article at Crikey about Tralee, and it looks like the airport has won…

Of note is that “Today the Land and Environment Court of NSW ruled that the current rezoning process for the controversial development under Canberra Airport flight paths is invalid”

Whilst I’m sure that the VBC has some other tricks up their sleeve and that until the high court has told them to go away they will continue trying, I see this as a ruling for common sense and a major blow for VBC. Whilst the airport still has to deal with Curfew4Canberra I can also see the major hurdle for the airport will now be convincing the airlines that flying to canberra direct is worth it over the more traditional Sydney \ Melbourne or Brisbane.

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PM 1:02 pm 19 Jan 10

Agreed, Al – like the idea of enlarged ACT. Aside from other benefits, it would clear up the planning debacle this particular development has been.

Gungahlin Al 6:28 am 19 Jan 10

Do’t know about this ruling, as it seems like a technicality that could be changed were the NSW ALP to change the relevant legislation. But more likely to damage the development is the recent words by Albanese dead against any new residential under flightpaths. This is a guy whose electorate is made up of people in such a situation. So he well knows the falsehoods of the sort of claims being made by the Tralee wannabe developers.

housebound said :

youami said :

harvyk1 said :

So youami, your telling us that the only piece of land available anywhere is a small piece of land underneath a flight path? What happens when Tralee is built and ready to go? Where else will Canberra and Queanbeyan possibly expand to? Do we just simply place the no vacancy sign up on the welcome to Canberra \ Queanbeyan signs and tell people to go away, we’re full?…

I am saying that Quenabeyan can only be further developed south…. Tell me where there is land sufficiently available in QCC other than at Tralee? … Sure, we can send all the NSW Queanbeyan wannabes to the ACT (or to Goulburn lol) but that is not the point. We can create a brand new NSW city (Bungendore West) over the hills and far away but again that is not the point.

That is the point actually. We should be collectively taking a more regional approach to land development. QCC-area is not the only piece of land left in these parts.

And what will QCC do for more land once Tralee is developed? Hope for another council amalgamantion to get more land?

Good point Housebound. But people in these councils will always be stupidly parochial and short sighted, all the while happy to avail themselves of the assets developed by ACT taxpayers. Which is why I believe the whole region should be amalgamated into one enlarged ACT – Yass to Canberra to Bungendore.

Morgan 7:38 pm 18 Jan 10

Because of the large amount of goods transported to Canberra by road, there is a heap of empty Semis in the freeway back to Sydney.

The aiport is hoping to use this excess capacity to transport goods to Sydney. Trucking firms would be keen for the extra revenue.

georgesgenitals 11:02 pm 16 Jan 10

housebound said :

youami said :

harvyk1 said :

So youami, your telling us that the only piece of land available anywhere is a small piece of land underneath a flight path? What happens when Tralee is built and ready to go? Where else will Canberra and Queanbeyan possibly expand to? Do we just simply place the no vacancy sign up on the welcome to Canberra \ Queanbeyan signs and tell people to go away, we’re full?…

I am saying that Quenabeyan can only be further developed south…. Tell me where there is land sufficiently available in QCC other than at Tralee? … Sure, we can send all the NSW Queanbeyan wannabes to the ACT (or to Goulburn lol) but that is not the point. We can create a brand new NSW city (Bungendore West) over the hills and far away but again that is not the point.

That is the point actually. We should be collectively taking a more regional approach to land development. QCC-area is not the only piece of land left in these parts.

And what will QCC do for more land once Tralee is developed? Hope for another council amalgamantion to get more land?

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