Wake up Alice. Not only is the cost of land …

Comment on $60m church, town council deal may make Alice buzz by Spot.

Wake up Alice. Not only is the cost of land at ridiculous levels, you have people putting building height restrictions that cause developers to build in other towns.
Now the town is full of undeveloped blocks that add to the dysfunctional CBD.
So get them to build, let them build because when you have a town not moving forward it only goes backwards, and Alice Springs doesn’t need that as well.
As for the height restrictions, stuff ’em. A building with a mobile phone transmitter on it looks better than a steel tower – and don’t they look higher than your three story limit anyway?

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$60m church, town council deal may make Alice buzz
Well, if its going to be like that Bob, here goes: Firstly, even you say that in some cases the four or five story limit would be OK.
You may have been able to help the – as you put it – half witted developer that knocked down the old Melanka building so they could have built what would have been a top class backpackers resort now.
And if you had a good look at the old building you would have know it was originally built as cheap as possible to put workers into, and in a almost disgusting condition with even sewage running down the halls at times.
As far as other blocks in the CBD, maybe if you went and stood in the middle of the old Melanka block and looked to west, you will see another empty block. Then look to the north, that’s towards the mall, were all the laid back aura can be found after dark on most nights of the week, or is that, as the story quotes, a sinister ghost town environment? You will see another empty block full of cars. Remember, this is also how the empty block at the old Shell servo site got turned into a car park; everyone parked there so much they turned it into a car park.
The site you are referring to is not the old Shell location but the old Mobil Palms, according to my research.
And according to the census 66% cent of the decision makers turn over in town, so I guess all everyone has to do is wait for those who are holding the town back to leave.

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Territory tourism playing catch-up
Wow, the little local kangaroo sanctuary is number 1 in the Territory but even more impressive is number 10 nationally on trip advisor.
Good on them.
May be now NT the government could help out and get them some tiolets for all their visitors.
Sure that would even help further the great reviews on a great Alice springs attraction that along with others are already bringing visitors to the town, instead of looking at mythical numbers from art galleries.
Maybe assisting those who are hard at work doing it now should be suported a bit more?

CLP propaganda courtesy of a Senate office?
Maybe a little explanation in regards to producing propaganda for the CLP.
Senator Scullion is Indigenous Affairs Minister after all. This is a project that will benefit many Indigenous peoples in the remotes parts of outback Australia.
Help to make transport cost affordable, allow fresh food to be delivered to stores, help keep vehicles in a roadworthy condition a little longer, make travelling safer for all.
All this and not even mentioning the ongoing tourism and economical benefits it will bring to many along the way.
This is a project of such benefits to so many you would think the current Member for Lingari would have been a vocal supporter of it.
How many years has this project been talked about? As long as the current Member has been in office maybe?
A good indicator that Lingari needs some one to stand up and get things done for others.
We all say they don’t do anything. So if this is getting something done, you would have to say Senator Scullion is doing his job as a parliamentarian.

Diversification tipped to make millions for cattlemen
It is very interesting that half of the Northern Territory is owned by Aboriginal people, but I doubt is is controlled by them. They seem to be only manipulated to suit the land council as can be seen with the incident at Yuendumu community kicking out those that seem to not be voting in favour of the council’s agenda.
If it is freehold land why are they getting vast amounts of tax payers’ money to employ rangers to manage all this? Why are they called rangers? You would think they look after land that the general public could visit and appreciate, like a national park.
Is it not a strictly controlled permit system. Yes, managed by the land council, but wouldn’t this be like the government paying the average house owner to mow their own back yard?
And no, you can’t look over the fence.
Why are the people not being assisted to move off the welfare mentality system and into the real economy by developing enterprises and contribute as tax payers, not be tax burdens.
Or give taxpayers’ money to owners like Wally to employ workers to grow hay and catch cows.
Or has the old carbon credits scheme, that we saw in an epic failure on properties like Henbury Station in the Northern Territory, raised its head again very quietly while every one is being distracted?
Great work Wally Klein, on showing how to get things done.

Chansey Paech to Jacinta Price: ‘Finger pointing must stop’
When it comes to issues it can be endless on which one to talk about today.
But as it is said, start the day by making your bed.
Instead of perpetrating politics of personality and division, go on to say how the CDP Program is causing so much harm. It is forcing many people to relocate to urban centres.
How has this been determined? Wouldn’t a lot of urban drift be due to youth being bored and unemployed, adults on holidays either for something to do, have a social drink or visit family?
The one agenda of all those CLP colleagues have been very publicly advertised as supporters of indigenous self-determination, creating jobs and improving standards of living in remote areas.
Wouldn’t it be great to all get together where it started, at Uluru?
As “together” I refer to people that make a difference, not rooms full of bureaucrats on a talk fest.
You have challenged people to come to the Northern Territory. Make it happen.
Discuss the issues of unemployment, lack of motivation due to the bureaucracy stopping those that try.
I have contacts of Aboriginal businesses at Uluru that have been attempting to start working with Anangu youth for over three years. They would attend for sure.
Why is there discussion of housing, and why encourage building remote communities larger if they are only going to be filled with a welfare dependent society with an ever increasing bill for the taxpayer?
This is leading to the same if not larger issue than we have today.
So please don’t be silent or silenced.
RSVP, Jacinta Price, Scott McConnell, Chancey Paech, Andrea Mason, Warren Mundine, Adam Giles, Twiggy Forest and other Territory MLAs we don’t hear much of.

Ridesharing to start in February
Now with Uber being classified as a taxi company in the EU court would this be the same in Australia with our ride sharing companies being classified what they are as well, a taxi firm?

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