Consider swale drain areas to satisfy 1 in 300 flooding …

Comment on Kilgariff $170K blocks, dept. on council stormwater deal by Paul Parker.

Consider swale drain areas to satisfy 1 in 300 flooding as so much depends on them working. Main result slightly larger park area when not flooding.
Observed elsewhere similar swale drains work well for regular smaller storms, yet fail result in flooding of surrounding buildings more than expected with heavy deluge.
With grounds around Alice Springs need consider lower ground soak-up rates, so higher ground-water flow.

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Kilgariff $170K blocks, dept. on council stormwater deal
Trevor Shiell Posted September 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm
Yes. IF serious there needs to be open discussion of future development plans with choices towards 50,000 population.
We need clear range of pathways, public discussion from various perspectives, to enable quicker and better political decisions when choices needed.


Recent Comments by Paul Parker

Jacinta Price spits dummy
Jacinta, your response to Erwin Chlanda of Alice Springs News is a great disappointment.
I have know Erwin Chlanda over 40 years, his work and commitment as a journalist is exceptional.
Apologise with grace, or shame yourself further.
IMHO Erwin Chlanda is well overdue for recognition by the NPC.


Horses starve, rotting carcasses near homes
Around Australia corporate or natural persons as land owners, managers or others are prosecuted, found negligent and penalties are applied.
Other than racial prejudice, why are these relevant corporate land-owners (Land Trusts), their relevant corporate property managers (Land Councils), their relevant executive management boards, or other relevant individuals not prosecuted?
Frequently applied is the legal principle that ignorance of the law is no excuse.


News cycle: It’s all over in a day
None may claim surprise, the Commonwealth long conducting “racial profiling” since it took over the Northern Territory from South Australia.

Commonwealth promotion of “racial profiling” and apartheid is easier to recognize in the NT.

Commonwealth cares little for equal legal rights and equal legal responsibility which our Constitution offers all Australians.

Puzzle is why so many content to ignore denial of their equal rights, thus opportunity, for a few silver coins…

As Pastor Martin Niemöller explains it:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


Public may pay for government fake news: Opposition
The Chief Minister Michael Gunner and his government adopting principles of Dr Goebbels [Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister – ED]:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
— Dr Joseph Goebbels: On the “Big Lie”
Possible advertising change: “Welcome to the Northern Territory land of big lies.”
Every MLA is part of the NT Government, their is role to draw public attention to serious failings and disgraces.


Santa Teresa wins housing class action against NT Government
The Commonwealth created land councils have become the problem, not the solution.
The ABC quotes a letter signed by the CEOs of the Northern Land Council, the Central Land Council, the Tiwi Islands Land Council and the Anindilyakwa Land Council.
“The land councils do not believe the current system of delivering housing assistance is working well in remote communities and we are committed to working with both tiers of government to design and implement an alternative one.”
The ABC writes they are further saying: “We also see that land councils could play a key role in facilitating arrangements that promote the Territory’s Local Decision Making policy in respect to housing, including setting up community housing providers if supported.”
IMHO the Land Councils approach since the land rights Act commenced remains a significant part of problems today.
Australians voted in 1967 to eliminate apartheid in Australia.
Yet the land councils treat the lands them similar to independent homelands created under South Africa’s apartheid regime.
The current action by the corporate land councils as glorified real estate agents is to grab control of valuable assets owned by the corporate land trusts.
The Land Councils should not receive housing monies.
The Act established the various corporate land trusts as the owners of the lands.
If the Commonwealth is to provide funds as grants they must be provided to the Corporate Land Trusts, with one exception.
The exception is where relevant corporate land trusts do issue conventional long term leases to persons or to corporate entities.
The problem here is the land councils are reluctant to issue conventional leases.
Without conventional leases is not possible to obtain loans, except by largess from Commonwealth, IMHO acting to prop up its own mistakes.
The Commonwealth’s approach reflects preference for promotion of racism, apartheid and rorts whilst ignoring equality of legal rights, ignoring equality of responsibility, thus denying equality of opportunity.
This current housing financial disaster or rort has been created by the Commonwealth in its attempt to promote racism and apartheid within Australia.
Shame for this rests clearly with the Commonwealth Parliament, and every Commonwealth minister who held the poisoned chalice portfolio because they all failed to address the problems producing the foreseeable results.


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