I’ve always liked the potential I see in the Anzac …

Comment on Spend big on a youth centre, says councillor by Hal Duell.

I’ve always liked the potential I see in the Anzac area, but whether or not it becomes our eventual youth precinct remains to be seen. There is diversity there, as Phil points out.
Malanka has Greenfield potential, but the Memo could probably do with a bulldozer and a re-build. Both look more like future flats to me.
All three sites enjoy a similar centrality to the CBD, with none having much of an advantage over the others in that regard.
Consult with the youth, by all means, but remember that by the time anything is built, we will probably be dealing with the teenage children of the youth we are consulting with today.
And be sure Cr Heenan is on board. I think he was instrumental in revamping the BMX and skate board area next to the Aquatic Centre.
The proposal of Cr Brown’s that I really like is the amalgamation of Tangentyere Council and the Alice Springs Town Council.
Integrate, and achieve economy of scale. There are too many of us for each to provide their own essential services. We do all live in the one town, using one rubbish collection, one street system, one postal delivery system, one power and water, etc.
Social agendas might be a different matter. Already we read of an African spokesperson elected yearly (?) by the newly emerging African community, to name just one.
All our diverse ethnic groupings have teenage children, all of whom would probably enjoy and benefit from a youth precinct. Establish if well, and we can change the probably to definitely.

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Pine Gap and the Nobel prize the Oz government ignores
An interesting comment below that the only thing standing between Russell’s father and the Japanese was the strength and commitment of the USA.
It might be more accurate to say that the only thing standing between Russell’s father and the Japanese was the Soviet army.
The Wehrmacht was broken at the battle of Stalingrad (today’s Volgograd), not on the beaches of Normandy, an inconvenient truth, but the truth nonetheless.


Pine Gap and the Nobel prize the Oz government ignores
Being in my own way an optimist, when Trump was elected President of the US I had hopes that he really would get out of foreign wars, make nice with Russia and rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure. Instead he seems to be locked into waging yet more wars, demonising Russia and destroying infrastructure (and how many lives and hopes and dreams?) in other lands.
Foolish me!
But there may still be a silver lining to the cloud of Trump’s presidency. All over the world people are waking up to the real and present danger of anyone, let alone an unstable person, having nuclear codes at his command.
And he is hardly alone in the unstable stakes. Can anyone really find reason to hope when looking at the antics of Kim in North Korea or Netanyahu in Israel?
The recent Nobel Peace Prize came as a bolt out of the blue. Hopefully it will not be an isolated and forgotten moment of sanity in a world with an increasingly desperate need of sanity.


Master plan for town, reconciliation plan for Australia Day
@ Alex Nelson, Posted October 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
Once again thank you for sharing your knowledge of the chronology of today’s Alice Springs.


Master plan for town, reconciliation plan for Australia Day
And they’ve hit the ground running. Two good motions. Well done!


Hundreds of empty plastic wine bottles in Todd
Put the same 10 cent deposit / refund on plastic wine bottles as is on all other drink containers, and they would soon be collected.


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