Congratulations to Terry Mills on well earned victory and what …

Comment on Convincing win for Country Liberals: ALP likely to lose its only seat in The Centre by Bob Taylor.

Congratulations to Terry Mills on well earned victory and what a wonderful result for regional voters and Territorians generally who live outside of Darwin.
Is this the end of the Berrimah Line? As I’ve said in a previous comment the devil will be in the detail; that is how will the services, spending and general attention and priorities of government be shared equitably throughout the regions?
Regional MPs must remember the physical seat of power, key advisors, departmental heads and most of the staff of government will still be based in Darwin with associated pressures to maintain the status quo. MPs will also need to remember that change is not an ease governing tool to implement and even loyal supporters and the voters who swung to the new government will not support every change 100%.
The powers that be and entrenched views of interest groups and persons within the government and CLP will resist the new mandate for change creating pressures on Terry’s leadership. Be strong Terry, standby your promises and don’t squander this wonderful opportunity.

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Good on you boys, a tough way to earn a dollar, but someone has got to do it. Hope they have plenty of sunscreen on to protect themselves from the sun’s direct rays and the indirect rays off the blocks. It took me a while, but as a lot of people did, I laid all the blocks on our family home in the late 1970’s, in my spare time after working five and half days a week for Barlclay Bros and then Sitzler Bros.

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Before we all get screwed or whatever, Happy New Year, everyone.

New attraction while we can’t look after the ones we have?
A timely comment Alex. Let us hope the powers that be and the general community are paying attention.
Thank you for your insightful comments throughout the year.
Happy New Year for 2018, Alex.

Recommendations in for National Indigenous Art Gallery site
If they / we are looking for a MONA effect and an outcome that the whole world will want to come and see, the following may be required as a minimum:
A David Walsh type person with a vision, passion and skills necessary to drive this major project. Retain ANZAC Oval and the rugby facilities, so there is a green buffer between the proposed National Indigenous Art Gallery and the CBD.
Purchase the RSL property and together with the high school site, build something grand with a sweeping northeasterly aspect into, around and backing onto ANZAC Hill appropriate to any needs of the traditional owners of the hill.
Place the main entrance and vehicle access on Schwarz Crescent with an improved foot / cycle pathway system linking into the CBD on either side of ANZAC Oval. Just another comment to keep the ideas flowing.

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