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Tralee goes ahead

By johnboy - 27 April 2007 43

Jon Stanhope has taken a minute out from the fun of the Labor conference to rail impotently against NSW’s decision to build more suburbs under our airport’s flight path.

“Building homes at these locations will do three things: it will undermine the Canberra International Airport’s attempt to divert air traffic away from Jerrabomberra; it will lead, over time, to calls for Canberra residents to share the burden of aircraft noise; and, again over time, it will create pressure for there to be a curfew on the airport’s operations, thereby affecting its capacity to operate as a economic driver for the regional economy. In addition, locating homes right next to Hume – the ACT’s second largest industrial estate – needlessly creates the prospect that NSW will one day try to restrict particular kinds of industrial development, as being incompatible with residential development.”

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tommy 4:54 pm 01 May 07

It’ll be ACT taxpayers forking out for the roads to run 24×7 “flight to truck” freight plan of the Canberra Airport.

And it’ll be the ACT taxpayer listening to the freight planes land/takeoff 24×7 too. We’ll be hearing that regardless of the noise sharing plan (which apparently will never happen according to Airservices Australia saying that the current flight paths will not be changed).

Sadly only the Queanbeyan (and Jerra/Tralee) residents will have to voting power to curfew the airport – being in a marginal electorate. If that happens, the Snows will have to be happy with a booming office park and a struggling discount warehouse. Can’t say Jim Murphy’s is packed either.

Al 3:02 pm 01 May 07

Think you’ll find he has made a lot more comment direct in the media than just those you see in formal media releases. In fact he’s been ballistic about this issue – and rightly so.
It will be the ACT residents who bear the brunt of noise redistribution (not to mention those in Queanbeyan itself – so why do they vote for Pangallo???) and ACT taxpayers who pay for the road upgrades so they can drive to work here while not paying any rates.

queen_vic_toria_II 9:06 am 01 May 07

Johnboy & Caf, there have been 2 releases from Stanhope on this issue. The release just put out and the release you mentioned Caf in December – hardly ‘quite a lot’ of statements from the fearless leader.

No egg here.

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