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    #61
    2.8km? too small and too far away.

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      #62
      lakeside is only 2.4km and that's a pretty good circuit. i wouldn't discount it just on that alone anyway
      Originally posted by Walt Kowalski
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        #63
        The MGCC extension application?

        The tarmac has already been laid and the new surface will see competition before the end of the year...

        The track planned for the adjacent land by a third party is an entirely different kettle of fish and I have nfi what's happening with it.

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          #64
          Originally posted by blownhemi View Post
          Add Winton to that list too.

          You city fella's need to expend your horizons. When Canberra was operating a dragstrip I was travelling down to race at every meeting, despite the fact that we had ECR to race at as well, mainly because Canberra ran bracket meetings where ECR only ran pure grudge/street meetings except for the odd national meet every blue moon.
          Yeah but issue is you can't bundle the missus and your kids into the car for a ten hour round trip to go to a race meet. It means that it's an overnight trip at the very least meaning accom extra food etc. Families in the capital cities just won't bother. Personally I don't mind travelling, it's a 3.5-4hr trip to Wakefield for me and i do it every other month to go racing. But i certainly wouldn't put myself thru the torment of bringing a whinging missus and kids on that trip just to spectate at a race meet. Week long holiday yes, race meet no. We need something like this within 2hrs of Sydney. Melbourne can go jump they are already spoilt for choice!

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            #65
            STFU and support it!

            Wagga needs this cunts we have nothing else!
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              #66
              Amen

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                #67
                Originally posted by big_pete View Post
                STFU and support it!

                Wagga needs this cunts we have nothing else!
                Quoted for truth.

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                  #68
                  Originally posted by Sonicevo View Post
                  We need something like this within 2hrs of Sydney.
                  Why are Sydney people special ?

                  Should we have enough tracks in the state that no-one needs to travel more than 2 hours ?

                  Originally posted by Sonicevo View Post
                  Families in the capital cities just won't bother.
                  Families elsewhere manage OK. Mine come down to Wakefield with me (10 hour return trip), cheap motel for the night before the meeting / fish and chips for dinner / drive home after the meeting finishes - that's only a small percentage of the racing budget.

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by Sonicevo View Post
                    Yeah but issue is you can't bundle the missus and your kids into the car for a ten hour round trip to go to a race meet. It means that it's an overnight trip at the very least meaning accom extra food etc. Families in the capital cities just won't bother. Personally I don't mind travelling, it's a 3.5-4hr trip to Wakefield for me and i do it every other month to go racing. But i certainly wouldn't put myself thru the torment of bringing a whinging missus and kids on that trip just to spectate at a race meet. Week long holiday yes, race meet no. We need something like this within 2hrs of Sydney. Melbourne can go jump they are already spoilt for choice!
                    It will be a really good track Mick. And closer to you than Winton. They are not saying too much because its a "driver education" centre. But they had tacit ok from Perich (not that they needed it) BEFORE I started the thread and BEFORE they started the whole process to copy certain sections of his old place. And some from far west of Sydney too. It has a lot of undulation and will be worth the trip.
                    Originally posted by Walt Kowalski:
                    I knew it. That orange bastard is controlling the weather with HAARP just to save his Mar-a-Lago property where he intends to host his handler, Vladimir Putin, at next years G7 which will be morphed back into the G8.

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by dave1600 View Post
                      Why are Sydney people special ?

                      Should we have enough tracks in the state that no-one needs to travel more than 2 hours ?


                      Sydney with a population of 4.6 million isn't treated special. There should be 2 or 3 tracks here, not 1.
                      Really hope the track in Wagga gets up though. The more the merrier!
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                        #71
                        ^ Agreed,

                        I was talking from a business case view not that Sydney is special, i don't even live in Shitney. All i'm saying is a track 2hrs from Sydney (especially to the west) would service Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Goulburn, Canberra, Bathurst etc etc, there would be a massive high population catchment of maybe 7-8 million people within a 2-3hr drive. Massive potential there for a track promoter/operator and also to be used as a proper racetrack and attract proper high level domestic and international events.

                        The wagga track would be lucky to have a catchment of 1 million within a 2-3hr drive.

                        That's my point.

                        Meh beggers can't be choosers, i am sure i will attend the Wagga track maybe once per year if that and only to race, not to spectate. I'd attend a track like i'm proposing, maybe 6 times a year to both race and also spectate events and i'd bring the family to spectate a high level event if it was only 2-3hrs drive max.

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                          #72
                          This popped up on Facebook in regards to the Wagga Racetrack

                          Jason has been down to the council and spent about 2 hours reading through the amended application for the racetrack development here in Wagga. All the required noise, environmental, visual etc impact studies have been done, and it looks pretty good, it seems that all the concerns raised have been addressed.

                          Problem is that people need to lodge any opinions by the 5/5/14. so we need to get as any people as possible to email into the council a quick letter voicing their desire for the development to be approved.

                          Below is a brief letter put together so that people can copy into their own email, modify it how you feel fit and them email it through to the council. It needs to emailed to:

                          council@wagga.nsw.gov.au and marked attention to Leanne Frow



                          SAMPLE LETTER - copy & paste into your own email and modify if you wish. Then email as above by the 5th May 2014 (copy the text below into your own email)



                          ATTENTION: Leanne Frow, Wagga Wagga City Council

                          Hello Leanne,

                          I am writing to you in regard to proposed Motor Racing Track and Driver Education Centre. (DA11/0625)

                          I believe that the Wagga Wagga City Council should approve this development as it would be hugely beneficial to the Wagga Wagga community. Not only from an economic point of view for the business it will bring in to the city but also very importantly the ability to provide young drivers with further education and skills that will help them from becoming a tragic statistic.

                          Wagga Wagga needs a facility like this not only to support the local motorsport enthusiasts, but to bring others into the city. Competitors and enthusiasts from our area have for far too long had to travel to other facilities and centres to enjoy their sport. In doing so they are taking valuable income from the city and spending it elsewhere. If the facility were to be established more of this money would be kept local as well as much more being brought into the local economy from out of town competitors and enthusiasts.

                          I understand that this form of sport is not appealing to all people and that a small number of people would be against this type of development, however I think the overall benefit to the local community would far out way the negative impact that some may experience. With this in mind I urge the Wagga Wagga City council to look favourably upon this application.

                          Yours Sincerely,
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                            #73
                            Pretty good letter ^ Emphasising what a circuit would bring to local business is the way to go. Just look at how Warwick benefits from Morgan Park - accommodation, food, businesses that cater for motorsports.
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                              #74
                              Doesn't need many people to send letters either - I sent one in supporting the new track in Newcastle, and got a response from the council a while back. In it, they detailed the number of responses, and from memory it was under 100 including both for and against. My point being, even an extra 20 or 30 letters in support may help out.

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                                #75
                                Originally posted by dave1600 View Post
                                Doesn't need many people to send letters either - I sent one in supporting the new track in Newcastle, and got a response from the council a while back. In it, they detailed the number of responses, and from memory it was under 100 including both for and against. My point being, even an extra 20 or 30 letters in support may help out.
                                Also it comes down to politics.

                                If it is assessed and approved inside Council by delegated authority, the planners/engineers won't care about the letters so much. They assess it in terms of impacts and legislative compliance.

                                If it goes to a Council meeting, then the Councillors will only care about their own voters. Those outside the shire won't really be taken notice of.

                                The best thing to do is to get as many people inside the Shire to contact Council supporting it. That way if it does go before a Council meeting, they will vote for it as they can see it will be a vote winner.

                                That said, if they are inclined to support it, the regional economic benefits, as illustrated by outside support, will be beneficial.

                                I'm not saying don't write in in support. Just be aware that this is the environment in which you are operating.
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