If the local young families and people within walking distance …

Comment on Selling parks again on the agenda by Bob Taylor.

If the local young families and people within walking distance of these parks, that maybe sold – are properly consulted or surveyed and agree, I can’t see a problem with the parks being sold off. Some of the parks are so small or lacking in usable infrastructure that the only people using them are drinkers of alcohol or persons on their way over fences to homes for unlawful purposes.
The problem will come from the sales when whoever buys these parks tries to build houses or units on their newly acquired land, then the people ambivalent about parks, but against development will appear from nowhere.
So if people who live next to a park or near a park want to retain the park and/or don’t want houses or units over their back or side fences or more people living in the area they will need to speak up now. They should also be reporting all unlawful activities in or near these parks to the police and any maintenance issues or improvement ideas to the council, so the parks remain in an optimum condition for their intended usage.

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So my original comment will become less of a grand sweeping build with a northeasterly aspect.
You are right in implying that this project deserves to be done on a GRAND scale to reflect the importance of indigenous art and culture on Alice Springs, Central Australia and Australia as a whole.
Personally I do not have a preferred site (other than Alice Springs), but obviously the appropriate Indigenous people or bodies need to be involved and not just on a chorus line.


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