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The Airport’s sneak attack on the Tralee development

By johnboy - 20 April 2011 35

This in from a spokesperson for the Canberra Airport on their coup announced overnight:

Capital Property Corporation has purchased an 8.75% share of the 500 hectares of land known as North and South Tralee, from a previous owner.

The land is in NSW and lies in a rural corridor south of Canberra Airport, under the Canberra Airport flight paths.

Holding a share of the property makes CPC a tenant-in-common with the other landholders in North and South Tralee.

Any current or future use of the land requires the agreement from all such tenants-in-common, regardless of shareholding.

Word is they paid the best part of a million, although one wonders what they’ll do with it now.

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The Airport’s sneak attack on the Tralee development
p1 1:38 pm 21 Apr 11

D2 said :

p1 said :

If I was the airport, I would start up the most offensive land use permitted under the current rural zoning. Perhaps as combination piggery and blood-and-bone storage depot?

I’d build large blocks of flats and advertise them as convenient to transport.

If Tralee does get rezoned and developed, you can be sure that Snow et al will build the biggest, dodgiest blocks of flats they can fit on their share of the land.

D2 1:35 pm 21 Apr 11

Swaggie said :

Anything that makes life awkward for that odious creep Winnel get a big thumbs up from me and while Snow and Co may be a pain in the ass I can’t deny they get the job done.

+1

Sadly, the job that they get done only benefits the Snows and screws everyone else. Still, can’t argue with either proposition.

Swaggie 12:14 pm 21 Apr 11

Anything that makes life awkward for that odious creep Winnel get a big thumbs up from me and while Snow and Co may be a pain in the ass I can’t deny they get the job done.

willo 12:08 pm 21 Apr 11

D2 said :

p1 said :

If I was the airport, I would start up the most offensive land use permitted under the current rural zoning. Perhaps as combination piggery and blood-and-bone storage depot?

I’d build large blocks of flats and advertise them as convenient to transport.

i’d build a speedway and a dragstrip and throw enough prizemoney at both so that they run EVERY weekend of the year…….that should be “offensive” enough….hmm?

EvanJames 11:53 am 21 Apr 11

I fly a fair bit and every time we come into Canberra, we approach from the south. There’s a crapload of houses we already fly over so I’m eternally puzzled by Snow’s focus on Tralee.

They’re cunning though, no doubt about it. Witness that front-pager in the CT last week about what to do with Brand Depot now that all the tenants had just upped and left. To read the airport’s spokesman in that article, you’d never think that the securing of a big new tenant was what prompted the airport to terminate the leases of all the current/ex tenants, to the extent of actually buying many of them out.

Diggety 11:38 am 21 Apr 11

Skidbladnir said :

The entire ISO14000 compliance series exists for a damn good reason and is auditable.
‘Foodmiles’ on the other hand dumbs down a complicated idea to the point ofimplausability, dilutes actual production and logistical energy efficiency gains, and deceives consumers, in favour of a profit-maximal marketing idea.

Fun facts: Transport from producer to consumer only makes up somewhere between 4 and 9% of energy input and greenhouse gas output. The majority of emmissions come from production of fertilisers and input feed.

+1.
Good to see somebody is thinking outside the square!

D2 11:13 am 21 Apr 11

p1 said :

If I was the airport, I would start up the most offensive land use permitted under the current rural zoning. Perhaps as combination piggery and blood-and-bone storage depot?

I’d build large blocks of flats and advertise them as convenient to transport.

Skidbladnir 10:08 am 21 Apr 11

Gungahlin Al said :

…food miles…

Oh gods, you’re one of those people.

The entire ISO14000 compliance series exists for a damn good reason and is auditable.
‘Foodmiles’ on the other hand dumbs down a complicated idea to the point ofimplausability, dilutes actual production and logistical energy efficiency gains, and deceives consumers, in favour of a profit-maximal marketing idea.

Fun facts: Transport from producer to consumer only makes up somewhere between 4 and 9% of energy input and greenhouse gas output. The majority of emmissions come from production of fertilisers and input feed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_14000

p1 9:33 am 21 Apr 11

Gungahlin Al said :

For my two bob’s worth, the land should be used for a combination of industrial (we need a lot more of that around the ACT region) and intensive horticulture – greenhouses and hydroponics. We need to start cutting food miles by producing what food we can locally. And you can produce a heap in a small space using the right methods. Teamed together, the industrial roof space would augment the water supply needed for the horticulture.

If I was the airport, I would start up the most offensive land use permitted under the current rural zoning. Perhaps as combination piggery and blood-and-bone storage depot?

Gungahlin Al 9:05 am 21 Apr 11

Sammy said :

I can’t believe it took them this long to think of it. I mean seriously, they’ve spent countless millions on this already in legal costs.

I can’t believe that some of the land in question was NOT in Winnell’s hands.

You have to give them credit – this is an amazingly clever move. Love to know exactly what bit of land this pertains to and how it fits into the overall plan. We just need a curfew so this doesnh’t translate into their much-desired 24/7 freight hub.

For my two bob’s worth, the land should be used for a combination of industrial (we need a lot more of that around the ACT region) and intensive horticulture – greenhouses and hydroponics. We need to start cutting food miles by producing what food we can locally. And you can produce a heap in a small space using the right methods. Teamed together, the industrial roof space would augment the water supply needed for the horticulture.

Similar approach for the land to the north of the airport.

Sammy 9:13 pm 20 Apr 11

I can’t believe it took them this long to think of it. I mean seriously, they’ve spent countless millions on this already in legal costs.

cross 7:38 pm 20 Apr 11

Snap can’t wait for the comeback

willo 7:33 pm 20 Apr 11

geez….i really hope they bought the bit that has the old speedway on it…….pumping some $ into it and gettin it going again would really piss the other mob off………it’d make me quite happy tho…..

tonkatuff82 6:18 pm 20 Apr 11

I can hear the rustling of cardigans and whooshing of sticks waiving already…

Thoroughly Smashed 5:11 pm 20 Apr 11

I read about this this morning. Beautiful.

How difficult would it be for a bit of palm grease to have CPC’s holding excised from the rest of the land, allowing Village’s development to go ahead?

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