@ Steve Brown. Have you any hard data on the …

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@ Steve Brown. Have you any hard data on the environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts that the residential development of AZRI will have on the sustainability of our town?
Can you explain why we have a growing number of houses and units for sale or rent and so many vacant commercial premises in our town centre?
If you were one of the 250-300 locals who attended last night’s Climate Commission forum, with Tim Flannery, then you’d know that you are part of that “selfish minority” that prefers a “business as usual” approach for the town instead of planning for a carbon-free future.
As a self-confessed non-historian, Steve, you could do to engage in a little research before shooting off more of your ideas.

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LETTERS: Dr Boffa honoured. Offer in Todd Mall: Want a girl? How many generations, Steve? And the bicycle track’s missing link.
@ John Barnes. Steve Brown, through his numerous letters, states a belief that minimal regulations be put in the way of our town’s developers, and that this will stimulate the economic growth that will solve all our town’s ills.
Such a fairy tale could only be believed by his fellow developers, many of whom I feel have brought this town to where it is today through their senseless, profit-driven, short-sighted projects.
Their “growth-at-any-cost” approach to development is increasingly discredited by today’s better-informed public, as evidenced by the turn-out at the Climate Commission forum.
You may not be impressed by the numbers, John, but I think our political leaders certainly know how significant it is that about 300 or so voters, in a town this size, spared almost two hours of their time to attend.


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Mayor comments on code of conduct, Anzac Oval
Thanks a lot, Erwin. Now I cannot shake the image of Sargent Schulz, from that popular 70s television show Hogan’s Heroes, saying: “I know nothing!”


Cemeteries could be turned into parks
Cemeteries are extremely important heritage places and are a treasure trove of information for historians.
Sadly, from my personal experience as a practising heritage architect, our town council administration lacks the expertise and sensitivity that is needed, and are more intent on “beautification” rather than respecting the heritage values of our town’s cemeteries.
These proposed changes to the NT’s Cemeteries Act need to be handled very carefully if we are to avoid irreparable damage.
Our local council and the NT Government need to seriously adopt “world’s best practice” and give more than just lip service to the term.


Problem kids: The whole town must help
Congratulations, Steve Brown, on presenting a solution that I wholeheartedly support.
Our town has an anti-youth culture that cannot handle youngsters that do not conform to adult expectations.
Instead of pushing them into sport-based activities, telling them where and when the can skate or ride a bike and generally treating them with suspicion, we should be providing them a supportive environment that allows kids to just “be kids”.
Steve’s practical idea is one of the foundation stones upon which a better Alice may be built, rather than the punitive approach exposed by Pseudo Guru.


Council sharpens focus on protecting water from fracking
My sincere thanks to Marli and the councillors who supported the motion for getting unequivocal protection for our town’s water supply.
True leadership looks to the longer term viability of our town, beyond dubious short-term profits. Clean, safe water is precious – a fact that is too often not appreciated until it becomes contaminated.


A bridge too far? A tunnel may be the answer.
@ Erwin. Sorry, but you seem to be confusing consultation with “debate”, which is what happens on these pages.
By consultation with the community, I meant that NTG and Council so-called “leaders” propose viable options, each backed up with factual data.
For example, has anyone bothered to ask the local Traditional Owners how they feel about a tunnel?
Community consultation is not about throwing up a contentious idea, set up as a “solution”, for us all to get into a scrap about.
I’d have thought they would have learnt something after the debacle over the siting of the proposed Indigenous Art Centre.


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