Point Wilson under threat

To: Lawrie Conole <>
Subject: Point Wilson under threat
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 17:35:12 +1100
Agree - I think he was the figurehead! But then who would have thought Avalon would be an expanding passenger airport a few years ago? Do I detect LinFox in there somewhere?

The good news is that the Geelong and Melbourne operators probabaly have much more political clout - the bad news is that "Defence is yet to comment publicly on the proposal, but several sources confirmed that it recently commissioned a study into the future of the site" - which implies that SOMETHING will be done to the site if there are no objections....

On 1/23/06, Lawrie Conole <> wrote:
Dave Torr wrote:
Yes - my understanding (which could be wrong) is that it is just south of The Spit where the "prohibited area" starts - not sure if access would be down Beach Rd?

To the best of my knowledge major infrastructure planning in Victoria is not driven by the Geelong Football Club!!!! ... so this crazed idea is not very likely to gather enough steam to do away with the existing port facilities (and all that is tacked on to them) at Geelong, Melbourne and Western Port.

Be alert, but not alarmed ....


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