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  • Keysbrook track: public comment

    The Keysbrook racetrack referral is now out for public comment.

    I encourage you all to comment on the proposal as the more positive comments, with justified reasoning (rather than just a "hell yeah, I support a new track"), the more it will help to balance out EPA concerns about general community negativity about the track.

    To make a submission go to the EPA website consultation hub section for the proposal - https://consultation.epa.wa.gov.au/s...ltation/intro/ and fill out the electronic form. You should tick the “do not assess” box in question 5 and use the following text in the box under question 6 to explain the reasons for this recommendation.

    Suggested text for question 6:
    “I/We strongly support the proposed Keysbrook Motorsport Facility. The proposed facility is consistent with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ final draft Western Australian Motorsport Strategy 2019. The proposed Facility will be an invaluable addition to the motorsport industry and local economy.

    While it is acknowledged that there will be potential impacts to noise and inland waters, the proposal incorporates best practice environmental management measures to ensure that impacts on inland waters will not be significant and that noise will be managed in accordance with current best practice for motorsports facilities.

    The proponent has already prepared a detailed noise management plan for the proposal which incorporates Australian and international best practice measures aimed at minimising noise impacts on the local community. It is also noteworthy that benchmarking undertaken by the proponent identifies that the number of residences located within 2km of the site is substantially less than other similar operating or recently approved motorsport
    facilities within Australia and New Zealand.

    It is considered that a formal level of environmental impact assessment is not required based on the best practice management measures proposed as well as the fact that noise emissions can be adequately managed through existing processes available under the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations and the Planning Act.

    On this basis, we/I urge that the EPA determine not to assess the proposal.”

    Add whatever else you'd like.
    Thanks all, let's do what we can to get this up and running. *A lot* of time, effort and money has gone into getting it this far - please comment and help add to the positive endorsement of the track. Even if they do choose to assess it, an overwhelming amount of positive comments may help sway it towards a lower level of assessment which is better for all involved, and will help reduce time frames.
    Last edited by Kristy; 02-04-2020, 02:36 PM.

  • #2
    I was going to like but then read you don't want EPA approval? If its being built with best practice then surely it should meet environmental approval.

    Also noise, no point building a track if it then gets closed down due to noise complaints. Look what happened to the RAC track. One fool complained and it was shut.

    Here, people did not buy in a noisy area and deserve to have it kept that way.

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    • #3
      Not assess isn't the same as not approved. My understanding is that they don't conduct further investigations.

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      • #4
        The "do not assess" is because the studies undertaken and design plans provided to date adhere to best practice and where possible, meet relevant legislation and regulations; thus EPA is already armed with the necessary info to make an informed decision (meeting EPA requests for further information has already taken a year longer than expected due to having to commission more studies etc.). If they decide to assess, this will not make approval any more or less likely - all it will do is add to the timeframe.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kristy View Post
          If they decide to assess, this will not make approval any more or less likely - all it will do is add to the timeframe.
          Thanks for clearing that up.

          Peeps, please comment. Should take less than 5 minutes. Show them that people are interested in the track.

          It closes in a day or 2.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kristy View Post
            Even if they do choose to assess it, an overwhelming amount of positive comments may help sway it towards a lower level of assessment which is better for all involved, and will help reduce time frames.
            Allegedly around 95% of people said do not assess.............so they are going to assess! WTF!

            Time to start harassing parlimentarians me thinks. think of the jobs this would create!

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