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Old 12th Aug 2019, 04:58
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Dear PAC Members and Tyabb Community,

Regrettably after many weeks of trying to come to a workable solution with the Council to run the 2020 Airshow we have not been able to agree on a pathway forward. As such the committee has resolved to cancel the 2020 Tyabb Airshow.
Although the Shire offered a new permit process we ultimately found that it has proven unworkable and we are unable to run the airshow safely and effectively. While we would have been willing to continue discussions, unfortunately we have simply run out of the lead-time required to plan and stage the event. It’s a lot of work as you might imagine involving hundreds of people.

We know many of you will be disappointed to hear this news and we feel terribly sorry for all of the charities, and for all the businesses and sponsors who have helped us. Unfortunately we have reached a point of no return and have done all we could to stretch the timeline to give the Shire space to fix the situation to no avail.

Since 1968, we have run airshows which have developed into a high profile international event, which has brought the Tyabb Township together and has become a regional highlight for tens of thousands of people. All of the aircraft, the pilots and owners along with hundreds of volunteers have donated their time and assets to help make the event a success.

The genesis of the Airshow was to provide funding for the Angel of Mercy, which was arguably the world’s first emergency helicopter ambulance service that started at Tyabb. Of course the success of the air ambulance concept has now travelled around the world and has saved countless lives. After the Victorian State Government committed to fund the Angel of Mercy, which became the Victorian Air Ambulance Service, the Airshow evolved to support local projects and charities.

Over the years the Peninsula Aero Club has raised more than a $1m in donations which have been directed to local charities and volunteer organizations such as the CFA, Headspace, Riding for the Disabled, the Bays and Rosebud hospitals, Lions Club and Tyabb Footy and Cricket Clubs to name just a few.

We are incredibly disappointed that Shire’s letters of direction to stop the operation of the airport have caused so much disruption and blocked participation and access to the resources we need to run the event.

We are hopeful that over time we will find a solution to once again work with the Shire to allow the Airshow to go ahead in 2022.

PAC President
Jack Vevers

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Old 12th Aug 2019, 05:05
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 05:15
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So the shire wants to put retirement units - 180 of them, on 59 stuart rd, across from the airport - about 300m from the centreline. Estimated cost $10,000,000.

All Council opposition to the airport now becomes quite, crystal, clear. Pardon me while I go outside and vomit.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 05:26
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Here’s a thought. Why not sell the airstrip for conversion into a 24/7 garbage recycling center? That’s what the township of Tyabb deserves.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 08:24
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Based on my experience fighting for the continued existence of a rifle range and club in Victoria that was threatened by housing development, it doesn't really matter how many caveats and sections 173s you place on new housing regarding existing noise etc. it only takes a small but organised group of protesters to get up a petition and local council are obliged to consider such petitions and possibly act to negate existing restrictions. Not sure how councils do that but under certain circumstances, where council have imposed restrictions, they have the power to remove them, so I am told.

Suggest all users of the airfield immediately lodge an amendment to any planning permission for retirement homes requiring a Section 173 be added to the planning permit that all occupants and interested parties are made aware that there is an operating airport nearby and this produces airport noise 24/7, then pick a decibel range that suits. The developers will fight this as VCAT could insist on triple glazing and other noise insulation etc. So now a delay occurs and everything rests in the hands of VCAT. Possibly time to start a fighting fund, "Save our local Airport and jobs"?
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 18:30
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Mornington Peninsula Shire Council['s] ... attack on Peninsula Aero Club and the businesses that rely on Tyabb Airport is gutless, cowardly, corrupt and un-Australian.
Point of order.

"gutless, cowardly, corrupt" exactly describes the Australian politician at every level. As such I think you should remove that "un-Australian" comment.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 00:56
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Sadly, as I said on my first post on this thread, follow the money.
The club and supporters are going to have to be far more political to beat the developers, but --- IT IS POSSIBLE..
Simply, the "Councillors" have to become convinced that there is more votes in the airfield than a retirement home development.
It can be done, because it has been done.
Look to AOPA AU and, indirectly, AOPA USA, for the successful strategy and tactics.
Tootle pip!!
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 04:38
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We just got rid of our shire CEO. Part of that was the formation of a committee of “like minded people “ who were going to run candidates against every gutless councillor that supported him.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 09:57
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Tonight's Bolt Report would indicate there is now groundswell of locals that have had enough with "Green" councils. Tyabb mentioned. Warnervale was the central argument regrding trees planted under the approaches MUST be protected.
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