The push by the Adelaide Motorplex consortium for a drag strip in South Australia continues with the Government.
After a number of meetings with the Government, progress has been minimal.
“The Adelaide Motorplex Proposal continues to have every hurdle known to mankind placed in front of it by the Government. Whilst the Consortium have had several meetings with Government representatives and officials, most have just been lip service, including with the newly appointed Case Manager, ” said consortium representative Anna Micheel
“At the same time, the Consortium have also had meetings with Specialist Consultants dealing in noise, flooding, acid sulfate etc, which have all been extremely productive, positive and helpful.
“In saying this, we have never ever been officially requested by the Government for the results of, or for studies to be undertaken.So if you hear of our Premier/Ministers stating in the media, as has been said, that the Government is waiting on results from studies, you know that this is a blatant untruth.” she said.
The political football hits the media again this week
“Watch out for an article in the Portside Messenger this week. There is apparently an interview with the newly appointed Motorsport Minister, Mr Foley, where he states that there are too many noise issues with the Motorplex to proceed, ” she said.
“I find this comment perplexing if accurate, as Mr Foley has not met with the consortium since his appointment, nor spoken with the consortium on not only the noise issue, but on any issue.
“He obviously is more informed than any of the experts who all say that the Motorplex is doable.” she said
See article here http://portside-messenger.whereilive.com.au/news/story/motor-park-too-noisy-foley/
The consortium is now forced to move to more aggressive actions.
“Where to from here?, Organizing a rally that will not only involve competitors and motorsport fans from South Australia, but Interstate as well, ” she said.
“I intend to also invite other disenchanted groups such as the Public Service sectors, Loggers etc, the bigger the better!.
“The intent will be to block or slow every entrance into Adelaide and bring the city to a standstill, We have played nicely for too long.”
The rally has been organised for the 18th March at 4pm in the Adelaide CBD to coincide with the Clipsal 500.
Information can be sort on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=192179730803128
More updates and information on progress of the Adelaide Motorplex are on the consortium’s website www.adelaidemotorplex.com.au