Council drags out racing DA
RIHCMOND Valley Council has informed Summerland Drags promoter David Lander that it needs more preparation time for the drag racing Development Application before it.
Even though this completely re-planned second drag racing DA, supported with more than 1000 signatures was lodged a month ago, council has been unable to process it in time for the September 21 council meeting.
“I suspect that this second frustrating delay for the many drag racing fans and competitors is partly due to the intense resistance of the elitist few who oppose any use of the aerodrome by non-aeronautical people,” Mr Lander said today.
"Drag racing fans everywhere are asking how can the elitists continue to prevent the community’s use of the community’s property? Nevertheless, I am confidant that eventually Council will make a positive determination in favour of the greater majority and democracy will prevail.
“Until that time, which will hopefully be council’s October 19 meeting, none of us – the 100 or so Summerland Drags volunteers, the thousands of fans and competitors – are able to plan ahead. But, we will race again on the Casino strip, maybe one evening in late October, maybe late March 2011.
“As soon as I know, the community will know,” he added.
David Lander can be contacted on 0408 222 908 or at the Lismore Speedway office on 6621 2733 should any competitor who has paid to compete at a future Summerland Drags event wish to be refunded.