I wonder what the local political aspirants have to say …

Comment on Engineers rule? by Bob Taylor.

I wonder what the local political aspirants have to say on this issue?
By the way, what do these political aspirants or the Alice Springs Town Council have to say about any upgrading of the Stuart Highway? With a potential increase in traffic to the new Kilgariff subdivision and through traffic to the booming Top End, will the Stuart Highway be widened to four lanes from the Adelaide turn-off to the MVR?

Recent Comments by Bob Taylor

Partition off Darwin to fix NT’s urban bias: Professor
I am sure similiar problems exist in all states, an argument could be made for every state in the Commonwealth for fiscal equity.
All state capitals have been established on or near the coast where rainfall and climate is more favourable, the chances of the powers that be changing the political system in the states is almost zero, about the same chance of this happening in the Territory.


Another river giant goes up in flames
Not knowing the tree or the circumstances surrounding the fire, however from my personal experience the main culprit (apart from the arsonist) for spreading fire into the river gums is not buffel grass, but the dreaded invasive couch grass.
http://www.landmanager.org.au/managing-weeds-wildlife-conservation-couch-grass-cynodon-dactylon
This is not to absolve buffel, which is where a lot of fires are started and then spread to the couch grass which tends to like our local river courses and would appear to clump around trees and when set on fire, burns hotter and for longer enabling the fire to spread into these poor old hollow gum trees.


Did Oz Day row in Victoria scare the horses in Alice?
I love reading your insightful comments with their relationship to the history and facts of the subject, Alex.
In this case subject to the final count I think you have summed up this 2017 council election outcome very well.


It’s just too hot for budding tradies
Whether you are young, middle aged, an older worker or just playing out in the sun / heat anywhere for any length of time will have an adverse impact on your health, especially in the outback / northern Australia and particularly in regards to skin cancer.
This is an extremely important local health issue, what do the medical experts in this subject have to say? I personally had a melanoma removed in my 30s, fortunately I am still here in my 60s.


CDU oval a public place no longer
“Raising children, providing safe spaces and being part of the community is what we’re about,” Said Humpybong State School in Queensland. See link to attached articule.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-24/queensland-school-playground-open-to-public/8547844
If it’s not being done now, would this work at CDU or in other Alice Springs schools?


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