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90 Second Statement: Community Feedback On Drones

A commercial drone operated by Evo Energy was recently shot down over a rural property, actually it was across the weekend - it was that recent.  

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90 Second Statement: End of the Drone Trial in Bonython

Last Friday heralded the end of the drone delivery trial in Bonython.

And the community is rejoicing!

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Conclusion of Bonython Drone Delivery Trial

RADIO INTERVIEW
ABC 666 CANBERRA – MORNINGS WITH ADAM SHIRLEY
FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2019

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Constituent Statement: Drones

In June this year, the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority, authorised the operation of Project Wing’s drone delivery trial in Bonython, a suburb in my electorate, with a number of exemptions from existing regulations.

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Transcript: Breakfast with Dan Bourchier

DAN BOURCHIER: Last week we heard about the expansion of the drone delivery trial in Canberra to cover several of the northern suburbs, and this comes after there has been the trial in the south that has raised quite a bit of concern. Project Wing, which is owned by Alphabet - the same parent company as Google - has secured a new warehouse in Mitchell.

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What's Happening with the Drone Delivery Trial?

As you know, I'm concerned about the drone delivery trial in Bonython - which is delivering burritos, coffee, croissants and Hydralyte as early as 8 am on a Sunday morning.

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My Questions about the Drone Delivery Trial

"I dread the weekends."

That's the view of Andrea, one of my constituents, in response to the drone trial that is currently taking place in Bonython in my electorate.

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The Ongoing Feedback about the Drone Trial

The drone delivery trial in Bonython is still going and residents are getting increasingly fed up.

Since I did a callout last month, feedback about the drone trial has not slowed down. In fact, it has increased dramatically.

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My Questions about the Drone Delivery Trial

Last week I met with Project Wing to discuss the drone trial currently rolling out in Bonython, in my electorate, and I had a long list of questions. Many residents of Bonython were completely unaware that this trial was going to take place, despite the fact that Project Wing told me the community was notified by a letterbox drop and through community events.

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Follow up: Drone Trial in Bonython

I understand the need for drones in crisis situations.

I understand the need for drones in emergency situations.

But like many Canberrans, I fail to understand the need for drones to deliver burritos!

Since speaking about the Project Wing drone delivery trial yesterday, I’ve heard from many more Canberrans who are concerned about this project.

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