Give me a break. Building housing for homeless. NO! Why? …

Comment on NGOs call on Town Council to revisit no camping by-laws by janet brown.

Give me a break. Building housing for homeless. NO! Why? Build hostels for homeless run by the NGOs. But in saying that release large parcels of Land for those who fill working positions. I am sick of hearing about the amount of money spent for those who are not willing to help themselves. And before you get upset I do know that we need to put money into supporting those who through mental illness or addiction need support. My grip is that there is no money for working people’s hostels. No land to build more housing commission homes. The number of Territory housing flats sold into private market has put about 2000 (maybe more) people on the street, or into expensive private housing market. We currently have 46 different youth organisations in Alice. WHY? We are a town of fewer than 30,000. God knows how many housing groups we have. And I do not support the town council’s current by-laws on camping when we have a social housing problem in Alice. I see a Tangentyere sign held high in the picture and count how many large blocks they have in the Alice Springs area, used Monday to Friday. Use one for campers and charge them. It appears organisations like Tangentyere are only interested in the money and not the people. This council gets excessively more Federal and Territory funding than Alice Springs Town Council and what services do they provide?

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Anzac Precinct: govt declines to play ball, confusion reigns
Thank goodness for the NT Government finally standing by the project and the work will commence. This too and fro has dragged on for too long. I applaud the minister for her strong stand and commitment to Alice Springs and its future.

National Aboriginal gallery: Town Council’s action clear as mud
This entire talk fest is due to lack of understanding. The oval is not going to be built on. It is going to be enhanced as a public space for events and activities.
The gallery will go on the school site [which is] NT Government land.
The community needs to step up against this protest that continues to promote lies and misinformation to support their negativity, an attack by a few against the best interest of the town.
If this project was to encroach on the oval I would find it necessary to get more info and I may be a no voter.
The community’s voice should be heard by council elected members. Why are they being lead away from facts by negative protests based on deliberate misinformation to support their abuse of community interest?

Four councillors walk out of tonight’s Town Council meeting
A walk out for 10 minutes. That is what a parent demands for a child behaviouing petulantly.
Our elected members have shown their childish side with this behaviour.
Petulant behaviour left only adults in the chamber.
How can we the residents really see any maturity in our current council?

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YD. The ground the old high school sits on is not your oval. The gallery is being built on that land. There is no building on the oval.
I am so concerned for the logic of the protesting few. The oval is not mine or yours.
It is council public property. For everyone.
The school is going and a new building being built. The gallery. Please think about your protest before yell to loudly. The school grounds are not the oval.

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I have spoken also to many people and they support Anzac as the location. As stated it is going on the land of the old high school.
A meeting at council and public consultation. It is government land. They do not have to consult with anyone.
When it comes to including the oval for open area then that is a need for MOU. Basic logic. The building is going on the government land. Now let’s all settle down and deal with facts.

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