Saturday, 30 May 2015

We won!!

Sorry it has taken a few days to get around to updating the situation here.

We won!!

After so many months of not really feeling that we were getting anywhere, we still had no good feel for which way the decision would go, right up until the Council's Assessment Manager read out the Council staff recommendations on the proposal.

What a fantastic win for the community and the environment!  And so good to see that it was unanimous, though it would have been difficult to imagine another outcome after the summary of the staff findings in relation to town planning issues.

It took a while to fully believe that we had won.  Then so many people to thank.  An incredible number of people and organisations have supported us, provided advice on different issues, and taken their own initiatives in response to the motocross proposal.

If you are among the (hopefully small) number who haven't yet received a phone call or email thanking you for your support, please take this as a heartfelt "thank you" for your input.  The Adare / Vinegar Hill community - and those in the wider Lockyer Valley community who understand the real and varied impacts of motocross operations - owe you all a debt of gratitude.

I'll post the Council staff report and recommendations on this website when I get a chance.

Of course there is still the possibility of an appeal by the applicant, but to judge from the verbal summary of the report given before the Councillors voted on the application, it sounds like a pretty tight argument.  We will be ready to deal with an appeal if it happens.

1 comment:

  1. Hi All
    I would just like to say well done. If you had not have opposed and beaten the proposed bike park you would have suffered terribly from its effects.

    I was only too happy to give you my support with your fight.

    I live next to the Black Duck Valley bike park, and it's just a nightmare. All the bad things you thought would happen do, and much worse.

    All the quotes on this blog spot are so true. There is no place for a bike park in the Lockyer Valley.

    It's my view that motorbike parks have an horrendous impact on the community that far outweighs any benefit and I've have developed that view from my first hand experience living next door to one.

    Well done on preventing this nightmare from coming to your area.
    Adam Cassel