Community Concerns 

Noise
Click  pause to stop this stressful noise
 

Unfortunately for Tweed and Kyogle Shire residents who live alongside one of the 16 stages, planned for racing of speeds exceeding 160 km/hr, press pause
is not an option. 
Repco Rally have informed the public that
recommended noise levels can't be met and noise from the rally will consistently exceed the recommended upper limits.
 

Dangerous Driving on our Roads
The greater risk to our homes, families and wildlife is the increased alcohol and violence related anti-social behaviour the Rally invites into our peaceful region.  Copy-cat driving through our country roads and increased driving- related deaths and injuries conflict with the state government programs initiated to reduce this kind of dangerous driving ie "Speeding. No one thinks big of you"



According to Repco Rally

'These are the Ďgods of motorsportí who come down to earth. Eat the dust, hear the stones fly, actually see the driverís hands work and the wide, unblinking eyes of total concentration as the car dances through the bends at 160 kmh and on the razorís edge of control.
This is real, raw, pure motorsport. The drivers are artists at the wheel. See it and youíll very quickly discover why this sport attracts millions of fanatical fans across the globe.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

                 

This accident occurred in suburban Adelaide less than a week after the 'Clipsal 500'
       
Hooning and copycat driving are no strangers to motorsport
no matter what 'spin' organisers might put on the terms used
to describe this kind of madness.

HOONING AND COPYCAT DRIVING ARE ALREADY OCCURRING ON NORMALLY QUIET RESIDENTIAL
ROADS IN THE AREA WHERE THE RALLY IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE.
IF THIS IS HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA,
CALL THE POLICE
ASSISTANCE LINE: 131 444
WITH AS MANY DETAILS AS POSSIBLE
(WITHOUT PUTTING YOURSELF IN ANY DANGER)

  

                               Dust
                                                        The Repco Rally Dust Assessment Report acknowledges the difficulty of controlling this hazard and    
                                                                     
recommends residents on the proposed route either "go out for the day" or close windows and doors and 
                                                                     
turn on their air-conditioners. 

                                                    It's not just the dust that we are worried about                                                                                                               


       Community Health
             Groups such as Vietnam Veterans and their families and Disabled and Elderly relying on home care, community nurses or Emergency services
                are also at  risk of not receiving the care they need and deserve.
                                                                    
           
       Social Division within the Local Community


               

       Limited Public Consultation
             The Repco Rally Socio-economic Impact Assessment Report was based on interviews 
                with 7 members of the community nominated by the Tweed Shire Council.  Six community
                groups have asserted that they were neither consulted or that the report authors
                misrepresented the nature of the consultation.