I am very glad to hear that AAPA has never …

Comment on Only firefighters decide on how to deal with individual fires by Hal Duell.

I am very glad to hear that AAPA has never impeded the efforts of fire fighters in their attempt to extinguish fires when trees in the Todd River have been set alight.
I speculated that they had done so, and it seems I was wrong.
I apologise to any I may have offended.

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Only firefighters decide on how to deal with individual fires
The question now is where do we go from here?
Fires willfully lit in the Todd River have reduced many of the trees to standing shadows or fallen carcasses. Much of the damage has been inflicted this year, but not all. The vandalism, the arson, has been a concern for many years.
And it’s not just the arson. The accumulated sand deposited from previous floods and the invasive buffel and couch have combined with the burned down trees to make our once beautiful river a clogged storm water drain.
Ugly begets ugly. Not just arboreal bodies are found in the riverbed in the light of day. Crime scene tape joins green cans as a visual reminder that the Todd River winding its way through Alice Springs now instils fear.
Except for the memories, there is nothing down there to be proud of anymore. It has become a shame.
With work, the Todd River could, once again, be a core feature of Alice Springs, one to be proud of. A good place to start would be to remove the dead wood, dredge the accumulated sand and toss the cultural demarcation disputes.
It belongs to all of us. Not to just a few, but to all.


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This is beginning to feel like stalking. What part of “no” doesn’t this man understand?


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Once again it seems to be a case of our way or the highway.
When this location debate first came up, I was of the opinion that the Desert Park was the right choice. But then the traditional owners spoke up at the council meeting debating to MOU or not to MOU, and the TOs seemed to be united in wanting any gallery to be south of The Gap.
So what’s the problem?
If revitalising the CBD is truly the aim, build flats there, and build a skate park at the river end of Parsons Street, and make the area vibrant again.


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Any update from Alex Nelson on the heritage application for the Anzac site?


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Something to think read, to think about, to cherish: “Quiet City – Walking in West Terrace Cemetery” by Carol Lefevre.
It was first published in 2016 by Wakefield Press and is one of the most engrossing histories I have ever read.


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@ Eugene’s mate, Posted June 6, 2018 at 1:34 pm
Whoever you are (but clearly someone ashamed of your own name?), please rest assured that the financial wellbeing and accountability of CAAC in no way upsets my peace of mind.
I follow stories in Alice Springs News Online because together they form the mosaic that is Alice Springs. Sometimes these stories are tasty and sometimes bland. Just saying.


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