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I have had the pleasure of living in Myocum for the last 14 years and love the sounds of magpies waking me in the morning, the occasional black crow squawking, dog barking, cows mooing and black cockatoos screeching as they fly into the sunset.

There is no place better, I believe, to live on this planet.

Yes, there are a few planes that fly into the air to deliver the crazy buggers who want to jump out at 14,000 feet, or gliders trying to catch thermals or other individuals just joy-flying around the ­countryside.  Believe me, the noise they make is no more than the rolling surf that is a pleasure to hear some days. It is no louder than the traffic rolling down the Pacific Highway or the occasional motorbike roaring down Myocum Road.

What about the helicopters flying around or the commercial jets that regularly pass overhead? These surely make more impact than the people genuinely enjoying the view of our little piece of paradise from the best vantage point they can reach.

For you to write to the ombudsman complaining about the noise coming from the Tyagarah airfield I find quite disturbing and concerning.  I find the whole thing is a complete waste of bureaucratic time. Trust me, unless you are very, very old, the airfield has been here a lot longer than you and I have lived. May I suggest that if you don’t appreciate the beauty of Myocum and the noises that are associated with living here, then Australia is a big country and you should move on and let someone else appreciate the beauty that we experience every day. If you choose to stay, stop your whinging and be happy that people are having fun.

Why do I bother writing this? I believe I am the silent majority in this case and you are very much in the minority and making a big noise.

Bill Nicholls, Myocum

 


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4 COMMENTS

  1. My Mullum High School teacher Mr Jim Knight back in the late 70s would take us to the airstrip to show us kids his plane and how it worked,brings back great memories.Also read some wild stories how the CIA would fly drugs into this airstrip in the late 60s and early 70s ,tied up with the development of Ocean Shores.Also stories of Allan Bond wanting to turn it into an international airport.

  2. Have to agree with you there Bill. Living on Tyagarah Rd the planes are just a spasmodic part of the fabric of our local environment, many varied noises the most obvious of which is the road traffic (local & highway) being part of living in a popular rural environment close to a popular tourist destination. All in all we’re pretty lucky to live here.

  3. reminds me of other stories where people have bought property somewhere and then want to change it to suit them. I’m reminded of Mullum market drumming, which was such an amazing market experience, and St Kilda in Melbourne and it’s live music venues, “colourful” characters and painted ladies where people buy into the “vibe” and feel of a place then want to change it!!!

  4. I totally disagree with Bill.
    He may be living at the back of Tyagarah Road or is deaf.
    The planes are getting bigger and noisier all the time and only serve the purpose to make some money for the big business in town.
    To compare this increasingly growing nuisance with the drumming at the park is ridicules.
    In the good old days only a few planes would come and go, no problem.
    This traffic noise and air pollution is getting out of control.

    Walter

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