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Snowtown über alles

By Skidbladnir 28 August 2009 27

Canberra Airport’s vision of a 24 hour freight hub has been greenlit by the Federal Infrastructure Minister Mr Carmel Tebbutt, Member for Marrickville Mr Anthony Albanese, Member for Grayndler.
Sydney’s second airport, here we come.

Despite Village Building Company (owners of the now potentially doomed Tralee proposal) filing 155 page submission on the 2009 Draft Master Plan, and many more by other less significant interests, apparently nothing can stop Snowtown.

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peterh 3:05 pm 02 Sep 09

I know i am not the only one on here who has lived on a raaf base, and i can honestly say that the take-off noise of an f-111 is pretty loud, but, like everything else in life, you can adapt. I don’t hear piped music in malls, I have grown used to the noise after running a retail store. I don’t hear the noise of trains when i go home to visit family in adelaide, and my granny’s house is right next to the tracks…

most complaints seem to be based on the older and louder aircraft, not the newer and quieter jets that are in operation in the commercial sector now.

Initially, it will probably be noisy. In the long term, we probably won’t notice at all.

SheepGroper 12:32 pm 02 Sep 09

An ABC new report confirms the Evil Empire’s freight hub plans.

It reports that, as usual, there was no sign of the airport contributing to upgrading infrastructure to deal with the increased traffic.

6xin 1:15 pm 31 Aug 09

Dang! This means we will have freigter 747’s roaring above Hackett and Watson till 3am in the morning. Many thanks Albo!

Grail 11:27 am 31 Aug 09

Canberra Airport being upgraded to handle Sydney’s freight traffic has been on the cards for the best part of two decades. Not sure that a freight terminal will justify a high speed train, but you’ll certainly want a rail link in there at some point. Seems a bit stupid to sell off the existing rail corridor when we’re going to desperately need one in about five years time.

Just sayin’

georgesgenitals 12:09 pm 30 Aug 09

vg said :

“CT today suggests Canberra airport could get busier than Sydney “

Your 1st problem is believing the sh*t they write.

I ‘could’ also be the PM one day.

If it does go 24, and that’s a monstrous ‘if’, the height/weight/noise/curfew restrictions will mean the sensitive petals on the northside will get their beauty sleep and be rested for their next NIMBY campaign

You seem to awful lot about, well, pretty much everything.

sepi 10:41 am 30 Aug 09

vg – they have just gone 24 hour, with sanction from the Federal govt, and there are no noise restrictions or a curfew.

deezagood 9:59 am 30 Aug 09

I think the problem is that the current government knows that, no matter what it does, it will keep being re-elected. School closures, handling of the bushfires, the state of our medical system etc… and they still get re-elected. This ‘bullet-proof’ state gives them the sort of power needed to utterly ignore community wants and needs (and validates their ‘no real need for community consultation’ methodology). Basically they have been given licence to do whatever the hell they want. Agree totally with Cobrico – and there doesn’t seem to be a single thing that we can do about it.

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