I have no idea what a wombat crossing is, but …

Comment on Back to the drawing board on pedestrian crossings in Alice CBD by Robinoz.

I have no idea what a wombat crossing is, but if it is the type of obstruction intended to slow vehicles down by placing concrete in their paths, it’s a bloody nuisance. And dangerous.

I’m all for road safety including pedestrian crossings that are raised, however, anything that unduly obstructs traffic should be avoided as large vehicles, vehicles towing trailers, caravans etc find them very inconvenient and often damaging to their tyres or other vehicle/trailer parts. If you happen to turn up the wrong street towing your caravan … as I have done in Victoria recently, navigating these obstructions is a nightmare. We don’t need them in The Alice.

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Four more years of same-same
We needed a council that will focus on council issues and not the so-called progressive issues of gender confusion, revision of history including changing Australia Day, renaming Father’s Day, unbridled immigration, destruction of coal fired power stations and the associated “flattening” of industry as described in our inexplicable signing of the UN’s Lima Accord. It seems that’s what the people elected.


Michele Castagna, 1944 – 2016
To Lyn Watson and family, our deepest sympathies. Michelle was a true example of our human spirit and will be missed, but remembered by all with whom she came in contact.


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It would be nice to see police enforcing stop signs, failing to keep right or left when turning right or left i.e., driving into the incorrect lane after the turn at intersections like the Stuart Highway and Larapinta Drive.
The idiots who signal to turn right on the approach of a roundabout and then drive straight ahead could also stand some attention.
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