F1 » Talks set over Melbourne future

Talks due to take place about the future of the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park beyond current deal

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August 29, 2013 2:57 AM

Good value for taxpayers money? There's a lot worse things the Australian government wastes Australian tax payer Dollars on. And if Melbourne residents continue to complain about it I do hope it goes back to Adelaide or somewhere else in the country where it would be much more appreciated.


August 29, 2013 8:23 PM

With the way Australia is going soon the obsession with "value for taxpayers" will mean we end up with nothing at all. No upgraded rail, costs too much. No fibre-optic broadband to your home, costs too much. No airport upgrade for Sydney, costs too much. No Melbourne GP, costs too much.

AAA economy that is the envy of the world, yet all we do is complain any time money is spent. It's incredible.


August 29, 2013 11:38 PM

I go to Melbourne most years, and I can tell you at GP every hotel, Restaurant, pub, clubs, trams, buses etc in the vicinity of Albert Park are full. You can't tell me that does not bring more money to the economy than the out lay. I Easily spend a couple of g's alone just on hotels, food, entertainment and what have you. If they get 300,000 people over the course of the weekend, a lot of locals yes, but what about the rest. All that money that is pumped into the Melbourne economy that otherwise wouldn't be. These people that complain about the cost don't think of this. Go up to any business owner in the area and ask them if they think the GP is a good idea..

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