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Stateline lead with a feature on Snowtown tonight

By SheepGroper - 21 March 2009 25

Tonight’s episode of Stateline had a feature on Snow’s airport empire, featuring a line-up of everyone who has a grudge against it, as the narrater stated “the relationship between the airport and community groups fluctuates between ordinary and awful”. The current spokesman said a complete rebuilding of the existing terminal was to be carried out within five years, hope it’s better thought out then the road mess.

It will be repeated at midday on Saturday [Today].

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SheepGroper 12:58 pm 23 Mar 09

ant said :

Meanwhile the terminal itself is pathetic; plainly running an airport is the lowest priority for Snow and Co. They have a ton of lovely land and they plan to build revenue-generating buildings all over it.

A report on Snowtown a year or two back showed that the airport itself was only generating 1/4 of the total income from the site.

deezagood 11:42 am 23 Mar 09

Agreed Ant; I actually don’t have too much sympathy for people that move into an area under a flight path/near an airport and then complain about the aircraft noise; buyer beware. But it is completely unfair for established residents to have additional noise inflicted on them (24 hours a day) once they are already in an area.

ant 11:30 am 23 Mar 09

Holden Caulfield said :

Yeah, maybe you guys are right. I dunno, I live in O’Connor and the only aircraft noise I hear now is either hot air balloons or exhibition flights from the War Memorial and such…

The operative word being “now”. The airport wants to have 20-soemthing flight movements per hour, every hour, 24 hours a day. Everyone will be affected, and once that stuff is happening, it will be pretty-well impossible to reverse (especially with the rather lame governments we have).

People often support these things because of all the benefits that will flow from it. I honestly do not believe that the benefits will justify the increased noise in so many peoples’ homes at all hours. Who will get the benefits? very few, and there are better ways.

deezagood 11:10 am 23 Mar 09

One of the reasons that people choose to live in Canberra (the bush capital) is the comparative peace, quiet, reduced pollution, rural-ish landscape etc… Do we really want or need a 24 hour freight-hub (more trucks, more aircraft noise, more pollution, more airport chaos) in this small city? Who would this really benefit, apart from the Snows? And don’t give me that crap about more development=more jobs for Canberra – my friends in retail/industry have a hard enough time finding good employees as it is!

Holden Caulfield 10:55 am 23 Mar 09

Yeah, maybe you guys are right. I dunno, I live in O’Connor and the only aircraft noise I hear now is either hot air balloons or exhibition flights from the War Memorial and such…

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