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VIC Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by joetdm, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Hmm, put this in Politics, Laws, forum as I suppose it is local government..

    The GOR is frequented by most of us but WTF is this guy on about...

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/corangamite-shire-mayor-matt-makin-wants-toll-on-great-ocean-rd/story-fn7x8me2-1226202423047



     
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  2. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    he can get fucked
     
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  3. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    He can lick me where I pee and then wallow in a bucket of whale jizz.
     
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  4. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    Rename it the "Torquaywarnamboolsquiggle", make traffic one-way only and remove the speed limit; $20 for 250km beats the Nurburgring's 23 Euro for 23km for value quite handily! ;)
     
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  5. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    I'm up for that.

    Also ban caravans, busses, SUVs, etc.
     
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  6. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    Never go there any more, never will, so they can do whatever they want.
    I'm sure the feeling is mutual.

    Let the f***ing thing rot and fall into the sea.
     
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  7. Someone throw a big can of go get ****ed at this tard!
     
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  8. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    Corangamite, incidentally, sounds like a material. Perhaps it's the compound you get if you mix retards and asshđżles.
     
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  9. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    The article is a bit of a waste of space. typical hun crap. Some very minor pollie wants something. big whoop. no chance its gonna happen.
     
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  10. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    so they are hoping to make at least $10 million a year extra (assuming they charge $5/person) on the basis over 2 million people currently visit the GOR while it is free. Do they really think that the same amount of people will come back if the road was charged? I am pretty sure Australian Tourism is already expensive enough (according to my cousin who came down from Germany), adding more fees will see local businesses shut down pretty quickly. Not to mention, the majority of people who visit GOR are people from the State.
     
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  11. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    Bike clubs can charge each of the towns they visit a $20 per head fee for bringing custom to their shops!!!!!
     
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  12. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    The Corangamite Mayor is on 774 ABC radio now, and surprise surprise, it turns out that it's really all about funding dedicated lanes for pedal cyclists. Didn't even mention parks and playgrounds.

    Why didn't he just say so? BV will get behind it and it'll be a done deal.
     
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  13. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    So how do they distinguish between tourists and locals?

    Do they expect people who are simply visiting a local pay the Toll?
     
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  14. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    Surely the road is State government funded anyway.

    So they want $10M to pay for some parking and some playgrounds. This will cost $100K max surely. Put some parking meters so that user pays which will cover the $100K like every other council does.
     
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  15. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    This is a great idea.
    I can see it being really popular with people who have holiday houses anywhere down the coast.

    While we are at it why don't we put a border around the whole Shire and charge them a visa fee everytime the residents want to come out.
     
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  16. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    Someone remind me again... WHY DO WE PAY TAXES???
     
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  17. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    Councils '' one level of government that needs to go .
     
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  18. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    It was a toll road in the 1920's!
     
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  19. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    Great idea. Might keep a lot of the f#cktards off the road, and give me a nice clean run when I head down there late Sunday afternoons. Maybe even less traffic = less revenue raising from the speed kills brigade.
     
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  20. Re: Corangamite Shire Mayor Matt Makin wants toll on Great Ocean Rd

    Tell this ******** to get fvcked and remove him from office immediately. What a fkn joke!
     
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