Here, here, I couldn't have said it better myself...Will wrote:Those oppossed to the Victoria Park grandstand show the classic symptom of the unfortunate Adelaide NIMBY mentallity which is a lack of vision. Those oppossed fail to understand that in the future, improved facilities at Victoria Park may help Adelaide retain the Clipsal 500 event, and in fact may help attract more motor sport events. Furthermore, improved facilities may also encourage greater use of Victoria Park for horse racing. It is sad, that there are many people here in SA, in positions of power who lack vision and are preventing Adelaide becoming a trully exciting place to live.
Its this sort of NIMBY ATTITUDE thats keeps holding Adelaide back and gives us a bad reputaition. I've personally lived in both Sydney and Melbourne and have seen first hand how things are done over there and how they constantly put down Adelaide. I personally and passionatly like a lot of people here believe Adelaide though has a lot of potential.
Don't say its because of there size, etc, compared to Adelaide. Its simply because the average person over there in the eastern states has a,"can do/will do attitude".
Something that some people in Adelaide lack here. Why do you think we lost the Grand Prix? It was way better in Adelaide, but because people become lazy and complacent and constantly walk around saying she'll be right every 5 minutes, one of the greatest sporting events in the world was stolen straight from under us.
I fear we risk losing events such as the clipsal 500 in the future if that sort of attitude creeps back or continues. I completly agree with the above statement, there's no point in me repeating was written there.
Well done too Howie on getting us a mention in the Sunday Mail. I was pleasantly suprised when I read that article on Sunday morning!!