Open forum – all welcome
There has been much said in last few weeks about the pros and cons of having a flight training academy built in Glen Innes.
There are many cheering at the thought of a having such a large business establish itself in Glen Innes and see it as one of those rare opportunities where economic growth is indeed a possibility for a town that has seen little activity in recent years.
There are the dissenters as well who although not totally opposed to the development have their reservations about the impact on the town’s infrastructure and its ability to cope with an increased population.
And there are the airport’s neighbours who have their own reservations about the noise factor and increased traffic on the Emmaville road.
For anyone wanting to get a better understanding of the implications of the proposal there is a 61 page development application document and five pages of maps on the council’s web site which can be downloaded and read at leisure.
For that go to www.gisc.nsw.gov.au and follow the links in Building and Development to Development Applications advertised. It’s a comprehensive document and needs time to digest.
This has been on the council’s website since August 14.
The proponents, AAFT, are bringing one of the aircrafts which would be used at the academy to town on Friday morning to fly the proposed circuits and do a flyby over the town hoping to show off its low noise factors.
There is then an open forum at the library on Friday from 12 till 6pm where the four directors will be available to answer any questions. Graham Price, Hein Basson and Mayor Steve Toms will be in attendance to do the same thing.
Plans and maps will be there to be viewed and the right people there to answer questions and listen to concerns.
It’s the perfect opportunity to discuss valid issues and present questions and concerns to the panel that aren’t based on assumptions, hearsay and racially motivated bias.
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