The Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) conducted a survey of residents on the proposed Tralee residential development. Residents were invited to participate in the survey by visiting the TCC website and answering a series of questions about the proposed Tralee development.
The results of the survey show that a majority of residents believe it is a bad idea to allow homes to be built at Tralee. They believe residents at Tralee will be subjected toaircraft noise and a majority of respondents are concerned that as a result of complaints by Tralee residents flight paths will be relocated over Tuggeranong.
Eighty three percent of respondents said it was a bad idea to build homes at Tralee while only 9.8% supported the development. More than 90% believed that if homes were built at Tralee residents would be affected by aircraft noise, 8.4% did not believe there would be any impact from aircraft and 1.4% had no opinion.
Seventy percent of respondents said they were “extremely concerned” while 19.7% were “concerned” that eventually aircraft flight paths would be relocated over Tuggeranong.
While 97% of all respondents were aware of plans to build homes at Tralee 83% said they had not been consulted over the plans.
Tuggeranong residents made up 76% of all respondents. 14% were other ACT residents and 9.8% lived in Queanbeyan and other areas of NSW.
The survey was conducted from 17 December 2009 to 4 January 2010 including the Christmas and New Year.
Table of results:
|Question:1||Where do you live?|
|Qbyn NSW||Other ACT||Tuggeranong|
|Question:2||Are you currently affected by aircraft noise?|
|Question:3||Are you aware of plans to build homes at Tralee east of the Hume Industrial Estate?|
|Question:4||Do you believe building homes at Tralee is a good idea?|
||Do you believe if homes are built at Tralee they will be subject to high levels of aircraft noise?|
||Are you concerned that aircraft flight paths may be relocated over Tuggeranong if homes are built are Tralee?|
|Not concerned||Concerned||Very concerned to extremely concerned|
||Do you believe you have been adequately consulted about the proposal to build homes at Tralee?|
It seems a bit disingenuous of the NSW government to act like it will all be okay … and the ACT government to roll over and just accept “we can’t do anything about NSW” (it’s metres away, for goodness sake – pull your heads out!) – all so a developer can make hundreds of millions of dollars.
I suggest our ACT Federal representatives get together to look after their constituents in the ACT. Pressure the NSW government to enact a covenant (if that’s the legal term) on every block sold that says: “This block is under an existing flight path that will never, ever be varied. I hereby irrevocably waive my rights to complain.” Make it a mandatory precondition for sale and on-selling of the blocks that the covenant be passed on – and buyer beware they’ll then have to negotiate with Canberra airport for a curfew.