I WRITE to express my astonishment and concern that the go-kart track proposed for the top of Mount Panorama appears to be proceeding.
This proposal should have been declined and redirected by Bathurst Regional Council at the outset for all the reasons other opponents have already detailed.
McPhillamy Park was gifted to the people of Bathurst and all visitors and should not be in-part set aside for an exclusive and incompatible use.
The quiet, scenic ambience of the park will be further destroyed by this noisy form of recreation.
I am also shocked, as are many others, that significant COVID-19 community support funding is being channelled to this project. How can this be?
I ask all BRC councillors to rescind their earlier decision, and that the proposed go-kart track be relocated and incorporated into the existing race track facilities at the base of Mount Panorama.