@ John Barnes. Steve Brown, through his numerous letters, states …

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@ 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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LETTERS: Dr Boffa honoured. Offer in Todd Mall: Want a girl? How many generations, Steve? And the bicycle track’s missing link.
@ 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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Master plan for town, reconciliation plan for Australia Day
I’m very sorry, Steve. I’ve read your comment several times, even read “between the lines”, so to speak, but I have not been able to make head nor tail of the point you are trying to make.
I do, however, question your assertion that Anzac Hill was “given over by the TO’s (sic) specifically for (the) purpose of represent(ing) and commemorat(ing) The Nations (sic) War dead”, and would love to see any historical evidence you may have on the matter.
I personally suspect that the local Indigenous people were not asked if their sacred site could be appropriated for a memorial to European wars.


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The problem with every “plan” and “scheme” that I’ve seen developed since I came to The Alice in 1984 is that they have been too narrow in scope, overly focused on economic “solutions” and often just project driven.
Despite all the activity, not to mention cost, this town has never had the “long-term, integrated Master Plan” that Jimmy Cocking has recently called for: an all- encompassing Master Plan that formalises a sustainable, shared vision for our town, not just economically, but also environmentally, socially and culturally. In short, a plan that defines the kind of town we want to live, work and play in.
We are certainly a town that has experienced no population growth for the last 10 years, including a population decline over the last five.
I believe that a well-developed master plan, with wide-ranging input from local expertise and the general public, would provide the roadmap with which we could reverse this worrying trend.


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Upon reading the article, I must admit to sharing Charlie Carter’s response: “All of the above!” I suspect it is a view shared by a significant majority of citizens.


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A wonderful achievement, Leonardo. Congratulations to all involved in presenting a positive image of central Australia.


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Congratulations, Mike. A great effort on your part in demonstrating a creative response to resolving a practical problem. Nothing short of brilliant! And thanks, Kieran, for bringing Mike’s achievement to our attention. I hope our town’s decision-makers are taking notice.


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