2-Jan-2017 Source: HeliHub.com
Adelaide entrepreneur, Shane Yeend, has been fighting for eight years to get a 10m x 10m helipad in the South Australian CBD. Yeend has targeted Adelaide City Council and Mayor Martin Haese in an angry Facebook post. He made points such as “No money needed, no park-lands needed, just a pontoon in the river paid for by us between Morphett Street bridge and the old jail where the old Police Helipad was for years. Seriously.”
Mayor Haese has stated that he is very supportive of Yeend’s cause, and agrees that a helipad in the CBD could be very beneficial for the tourism industry, reports News Corp. However, the Adelaide Park Lands Authority has requested research into the impact the helipad will have on the environment and the noise pollution, which still have to be conducted.