This development does not need to follow market price for …

Comment on Kilgariff: housing for the people or a motza for developers? by Janet Brown.

This development does not need to follow market price for land. It should be cost + %. Kilgariff was about affordable land to assist those who could not enter the housing market due to the ridiculous cost of real estate.
Back in 2006 my friend sold her 3 bed duplex for 125k. Now that same place was sold for 345k. Rents are unrealistic. And our town needs to offer opportunity to new families and Territory Housing must utilize this opportunity to increase their stock at affordable costings to government. We need, by housing’s own waiting lists, more than 800 various types of dwellings to empty their waiting lists. Housing has sold off over 600 of its housing stock since 2004. This would indeed raise the question why Territory Housing has failed to replace housing or at least replace 50% of its sales.
We currently have overcrowding in government housing. Homelessness is on the increase in below zero temperatures and yet this government fails to see the human tragedy, the human face of suffering. And fails to recognize their responsibility to the people of the Territory, the people they will be asking to vote for them in August. This government has acknowledged their inability to provide the basic requirement for low income people of The Alice, to provide housing for young families on middle income affordable, land to get a start in life and home ownership. Labor once represented the working class. Now they represent money and spending and make the poor, poorer. The basic rights of the people are no longer the government’s concern. The concern for the government is to ensure we all live in a struggle to survive.

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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?


Gallery: Gunner sticks with ANZAC Oval
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.


Indigenous gallery location done and dusted, says Lambley
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.


The millions and the misery
Jen, how many failed programs have you been employed with?
This is not about giving young people a voice this is about giving young people a safe space.
With people who care about their safety. Not a government program that employees robots who perform for the wages.
This project is about people supporting kids and ensuring their safety. Relax. Revive and not be throw on the street after the place closes.
Empathy and real compassion will be the base of volunteers.
Not a government position in a high needs spot. People who care. That is why we will succeed.


The millions and the misery
The perfect location.


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