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    They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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    Nothing suss...

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    Well no. These transactions are undertaken under strict valuation rules.

    The buyer and seller usually have their own valuers that sort out the value. If they cant agree they walk away.

    Gee willikers, not everyone is a thief.

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    Sounds like someone thinks they are still important and the world should revolve around them. Toys and dummy made it some distance when thrown from pram.
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    Before the City of Albany and Shire of Albany were combined in the late nineties this would have been a shit fight of massive proportions and been almost impossible to pull off.

    The motocross club are pushing hard for a track there since the previous one was shut down some time ago.

    There is a strong connection with motorsport in the region with the Racewars event moving there showing the town what a boost motorsport can give the local economy, which struggles for consistency.

    The round the house car event each year is also a long running successful event along with the motorcycle hill climb.

    Lets hope common sense is more common there.
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    She must miss being on Council and getting news before everyone else. It has been talked about in Albany for well over a year, so she must be well and truly out of the loop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chew View Post
    There is a strong connection with motorsport in the region with the Racewars event moving there showing the town what a boost motorsport can give the local economy, which struggles for consistency.

    The round the house car event each year is also a long running successful event along with the motorcycle hill climb.

    Lets hope common sense is more common there.
    And don't forget the Albany Soapbox Club which has been racing down Mount Clarence since 1962, and unfortunately has been temporarily put on hold for about a year due to some art light installation on Apex Drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Skitzo View Post
    And don't forget the Albany Soapbox Club which has been racing down Mount Clarence since 1962, and unfortunately has been temporarily put on hold for about a year due to some art light installation on Apex Drive
    To quote a mate of mine, "If it hasn't got an engine it isn't a sport".

    There is also this;

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    They do quite a few hillclimb events in albany, most of the town get right behind all the events held there. Well, most except that whiney moo.
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    I conducted my own event last time I was there, mid winter, Tuesday afternoon about 4.00. Set a cracking time in the GTI, next time I'm down on the bike in the same "race conditions" I'm going to do a TT

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    Should the headline be secret meeting no longer a secret.
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    Every time I see "Motorsport" mentioned in W.A. along with talk about a future facility or even talk about extensions to existing facilities I always need to double check the calendar to make sure it's not April 1st.
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    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2005-06-...orplex/1597272

    Article from about 13 years ago lol

    https://thewest.com.au/news/great-so...t-ng-ya-152725

    Another one from 7 years ago.

    I'll believe it when they start building it lol

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    https://www.albanyadvertiser.com.au/...ng-b881000433z

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    Albany could soon have its own world-class motor racing venue after the City of Albany council showed unanimous support for the proposal.
    
    Thunderous applause shook the City's council chambers following the 11-0 vote on Tuesday night, which came after several members of the public urged council to get behind the proposal.
    
    Council agreed to purchase the land for an unknown cost, but the site was previously valued at $1 million according to one former councillor.
    
    Great Southern Motorplex Group chairman Theo Newhouse said with the decision Albany could become the motor sport capital of Western Australia.
    
    "The park can be profitable and sustainable," he said.
    
    "It will provide an opportunity for locals...to pursue their passion (safely).
    
    "It will eventually be able to host national events: motorcycles, V8s and also motocross."
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    Heh.. when I read “Thunderous applause,” I thought you were taking the piss.

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    Yep, should have mentioned that was from the article about the meeting. There is strong support down there though.

    Only step one but it is a big step in the right direction.
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    It would be great if it went ahead, I remain cautiously optimistic. With all the other false starts we've had in the past in this state, it would be easy to pass the whole thing off as a pie in the sky.

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    i will say if you look at the success of RACE WARS down there it really does bring alot of money to town maybe finally a smart move from some form of government hope it goes ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QUACKA View Post
    a smart move from some form of government
    You just jinxed it.
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