I understand indeed Ian Conway’s frustration at Kings Creek Station. When …

Comment on Letter: Paying rates for nothing? by Paul Parker.

I understand indeed Ian Conway’s frustration at Kings Creek Station.
When will the shire’s larger privately owned corporate land owners be required to start paying rates and costs for their private properties?
For example, are ALR(NT) Land Trusts at Amoonguna, Haasts Bluff, Hermannsburg, Jay Creek, Lake Mackay, Petermanm, Santa Teresa, Uluru and others going to pay?
Many shareholders in these private corporation owned lands are both shareholders and residents, where along with most residents they are still denied valid leases for their homes.
Yet these private corporate owned lands include many publicly serviced communities.
The main communities in these privately owned corporate landholdings do receive municipal services.
These privately owned corporate land owners also benefit from considerable publicly funded subsidies towards costs for services to these private communities on their private land.
The Commonwealth needs to require these private corporate entities to start acting responsibly, start paying all their service fees.

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