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Old 13 Jun 2021, 12:14 (Ref:4056121)   #1
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Wakefield Park Issues

Development proposed at WP meets stiff local opposition

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Electric cars will fix this in nothing flat.
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Old 14 Jun 2021, 02:37 (Ref:4056293)   #2
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Nope, the Nimbys will complain about that too.
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Old 15 Jun 2021, 01:41 (Ref:4056444)   #3
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Nope, the Nimbys will complain about that too.
You are most probably right.
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Old 17 Jul 2021, 23:41 (Ref:4061514)   #4
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So Wakefield Park decided to take this to the appeals process off the Council staff recommendation alone.

Having listened to most of the original council meeting to discuss the DA you could see/hear the council was in a difficult position trying to keep both sides happy so best to let the independent umpire decide without the local emotions.
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So Wakefield Park decided to take this to the appeals process off the Council staff recommendation alone.

Having listened to most of the original council meeting to discuss the DA you could see/hear the council was in a difficult position trying to keep both sides happy so best to let the independent umpire decide without the local emotions.
Unfortunately there will be an unhappy loser no matter what the decision is.
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Unfortunately there will be an unhappy loser no matter what the decision is.
Wonder if council maybe knows they will lose in court, and they've shown support for the NIMBYs but let it go to court so then they have an out...
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Old 19 Jul 2021, 01:54 (Ref:4061953)   #7
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So Wakefield Park decided to take this to the appeals process off the Council staff recommendation alone.

Having listened to most of the original council meeting to discuss the DA you could see/hear the council was in a difficult position trying to keep both sides happy so best to let the independent umpire decide without the local emotions.
The current DA (as it stands, and if I am very much, not mistaken) allows 287 days/annum, 78 "quiet" day and a maximum of 30 "noisy" days (trucks, superbikes etc)...Wakefield are saying this limits the viability of the business...
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Old 19 Jul 2021, 01:56 (Ref:4061954)   #8
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Wonder if council maybe knows they will lose in court, and they've shown support for the NIMBYs but let it go to court so then they have an out...
It is alleged that one of the councilors is a nearby resident and is opposed...but I am probably wrong on that count
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The current DA (as it stands, and if I am very much, not mistaken) allows 287 days/annum, 78 "quiet" day and a maximum of 30 "noisy" days (trucks, superbikes etc)...Wakefield are saying this limits the viability of the business...
They are just trying it on, the rules were there and have been since the circuit was sold to Benalla and it has operated under those rules for well over a decade. It has always been a quite truce but the current management has stirred things up by the sound of it and it might cost them. When the circuit was up for sale it was offered to me but I declined which seems a stupid decision in some ways now as it was not much money even then.
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They are just trying it on, the rules were there and have been since the circuit was sold to Benalla and it has operated under those rules for well over a decade. It has always been a quite truce but the current management has stirred things up by the sound of it and it might cost them. When the circuit was up for sale it was offered to me but I declined which seems a stupid decision in some ways now as it was not much money even then.
Ummm No, the previous DA was re-negotiated in 2000 from the original 1999 settings...
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Ummm No, the previous DA was re-negotiated in 2000 from the original 1999 settings...
Fair enough but it does not change what I said, the rules have been there for 21 years and they knew it. Did they do any discussion or seek to engage the near neighbors because that is the first thing I would have done if I wanted the rules changed.
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Fair enough but it does not change what I said, the rules have been there for 21 years and they knew it. Did they do any discussion or seek to engage the near neighbors because that is the first thing I would have done if I wanted the rules changed.
What? ever?...typo in my response...The Wakefield Park circuit was built by Paul Samuels and John Carter and was opened officially by NSW Premier John Fahey and Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jack Brabham in November 1994. It was built with club motorsport firmly in mind, and soon became a popular venue for track days and Supersprints...
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What? ever?...typo in my response...The Wakefield Park circuit was built by Paul Samuels and John Carter and was opened officially by NSW Premier John Fahey and Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jack Brabham in November 1994. It was built with club motorsport firmly in mind, and soon became a popular venue for track days and Supersprints...
I always like going there because it was the only track that that we could race at that had pits under cover and accommodation at the circuit or next door. The fact that the corners were not graded to a level and just followed the land contour made it very technical as well.
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Wakefield currently talking to ACT Government about a possible move there...I wish they had asked me first!!! The current local-yokel "council" running Canberra is decidedly anti-car...
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Wakefield currently talking to ACT Government about a possible move there...I wish they had asked me first!!! The current local-yokel "council" running Canberra is decidedly anti-car...
I tend to agree, but as a bargaining move it is a good one - whether it has any effect on the GMC is another matter.
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