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Old 19 Feb 2017, 01:57 (Ref:3713087)   #16
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Didn't last long in SA and now Qld. Is it only ''creative differences'' or is there more to the story?
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Old 23 Mar 2017, 11:22 (Ref:3720889)   #17
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Old 19 May 2017, 08:10 (Ref:3734411)   #18
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Just watching a story being broadcast on ABCnews24 re the old Ebenezer mine degradation since its closure some years ago, and how the taxpayer (as usual) will be picking up the tab (many millions of $) to clean the mess up. Noticed that Qld Raceway is literally over the back fence of the minesite. It would be nice to think that two birds could be killed with one stone here and the same taxpayer funding may be able to turn this environmental disaster into something that would bring money into the local economy, with some major expansion at QR. Its gone awfully quiet after the initial QR expansion discussion came up and Damien White moving on.
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Old 19 May 2017, 21:11 (Ref:3734538)   #19
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ahhh but !

Sadly the definition of "rehabilitated mine" does not provide a stable foundation to build anything more than a carport. We are talking tens of metres depth of uncompacted mine spoil, of varying consistency from mud to gravel & all soil types in between.

About all you can use a "rehabilitated mine" for is grazing livestock.

On the other hand, the deep & empty holes in the ground can be a good source of revenue to bury other peoples waste & in some cases collect the methane for power generation. But sooner or later the holes will fill & building anything stable on top is difficult and expensive.

But there is at least one possible gain from Ebenezer Mine - the rail line to the coal loading area could be extended to Champions Way to provide public transport to the Willowbank Motorsport Precinct. There is a route available through the mine site that avoids the spoil dumps and holes in the ground. This idea is likely way too visionary to ever succeed, but you never know ?.
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Old 19 May 2017, 23:05 (Ref:3734554)   #20
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Are you talking about rehabilitation of underground mines, or open cut as I understand Ebenezer was?
It's probably a totally futile discussion, as I can't see any future development of QR going ahead anyway, which is a damn shame.
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Old 20 May 2017, 00:27 (Ref:3734565)   #21
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But there is at least one possible gain from Ebenezer Mine - the rail line to the coal loading area could be extended to Champions Way to provide public transport to the Willowbank Motorsport Precinct. There is a route available through the mine site that avoids the spoil dumps and holes in the ground. This idea is likely way too visionary to ever succeed, but you never know ?.

The precinct plan includes an easement for a rail line along the southern edge of the Motorsport precinct. State govt has bought the land & set it aside for rail along that corridor.
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Old 20 May 2017, 01:04 (Ref:3734570)   #22
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I am referring to open cut rehabilitation.

That's good to hear about the easement, but the location on the southern boundary is not ideal and more expensive than a northern option.
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The Mayor resigns: Paul steps down due to ill health

As a key personal driver of the motorsport redevelopment, this could make a big change.
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Yeah, that came outa nowhere! Bit of a shame...... but Pisasale never seemed to deliver anything more than his backing of any further development. I'll stand corrected on this, but there never appeared to be anything kicked into the tin to get track improvements or upgrades done.....only his blessing and support.
With today's news of the NSW Govt ready to commit to the proposed new Bathurst circuit, it would be nice if the Queensland Govt could do something similar up at QR. But we won't hold our breaths, will we!
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Old 21 Jun 2017, 08:31 (Ref:3745694)   #26
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While the ex-mayor might have been Chairman of the "Redevelopment Board", I'm sure there is still a will in the ICC to pursue further investment in the Motorsport Precinct.

But the silence from ICC since the departure of Mr White would certainly lead you to the impression it was only ever a kite flying exercise.

I hope I am wrong.
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Latest statement !.

https://qldraceways.com.au/news/2017...qr-the-council

All very messy and unprofessional by the council.
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Yep, you have to admire John Tetley for being prepared to spell out the goings-on behind the scenes.
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Old 15 Aug 2017, 11:59 (Ref:3759506)   #29
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I'm disappointed to read that, but considering recent developments it doesn't totally surprise me.
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Latest statement !.

https://qldraceways.com.au/news/2017...qr-the-council

All very messy and unprofessional by the council.
Its great to see John Tetley going public on these matters. He deserves our full support.

One thing in the statement that caught me by surprise was that:

"Another industry mogul has commence building a track on the central coast of NSW".

Does anyone know further on this?
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